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Two words Richard Hammond regrets saying

NOTHING can stop Richard Hammond from getting behind the wheel of another car.

Not even a massive crash that left the 47-year-old former Top Gear presenter with a broken leg after he lost control and flipped his supercar.

Hammond was driving an all-electric Rimac Concept One in Switzerland while filming for The Grand Tour’s second season when the crash happened.

The supercar can reach up to 354km/h, and plunged down a hill and flipped several times before landing upside down and bursting into flames.

His co-stars Jeremy Clarkson and James May feared he was dead, but he managed to crawl away from the car before it exploded.

Hammond told News Corp Australia of how he was flown to hospital from the scene after the horrific crash, saying he called his wife to tell her he had been hurt.

“I borrowed a phone before I was flown, I didn’t want her to see it on the internet,” he recalled.

“She matters more than most and she was reassured. Accidents happen. But I am now back driving and for my two teenage girls dad’s taxi is back in operation.”

He maintained he’s not sure what caused the crash, saying “there could be a million factors”.

“It’s a credit to the car that I survived,’ he said.

In speak peek footage from season two of the show, Hammond can be seen saying: “Watch this!” before the crash occurred.

Hammond said these two words continue to haunt him.

“It’s the worst thing you could possibly say, you can guarantee it,” he said.

“I don’t know why I said it, I should’ve known.

“But I’ll think twice before saying it again.”

Hammond said that contrary to reports the crash did not delay filming of the show, which will take fans all over the world to exotic locations including Mozambique, Dubai, Colorado and many more.

“We were actually ahead of filming, and we could work around the crash,” he said.

“We were having a great time — the ending was a bit of a surprise!”

While Australia does not feature in season two, he said they were keen to return Down Under in the future.

“It’s such a bloody long way away, but we will come again,” he said.

“I think Australia gets us in a typical Australian fashion. We do rib each other a lot.”

Since leaving Top Gear for The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video, Hammond said he had no regrets.

Hammond says he watches The Grand Tour with his family at home, where he is not known as a “celebrity dad” — he’s “just dad”.

“I have to fit in with the household. It does not have to fit in with me because of my schedule, to my daughters, their friends and families I’m just Richard,” he said.

The Grand Tour season two airs from December 8 on Amazon Prime Video.

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