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Crash scene planted outside Kings Cross ahead of Grand Tour launch

Outside Kings Cross station this morning Credit: @SteveRedston

Two crash scenes planted by the team behind The Grand Tour gave commuters a shock on their way to work this morning.

The remains of an abandoned Toyota Prius, with the giveaway personalised number plate ‘M4Y,’ was seen crumpled against a post box in London’s Kings Cross.

Another damaged Prius – this time with the number plate ‘H4MMOND’ – was spotted protruding out of the ground at the Hackescher Marktin, in Berlin.

The stunt marks the launch of The Grand Tour, the new TV series starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

It is believed a third stunt featuring Clarkson will emerge later today.

Clarkson, Hammond and May have been travelling the world filming the first series of The Grand Tour in Johannesburg, California, Whitby, Rotterdam, Lapland and Stuttgart – with Nashville, Loch Ness and Dubai next on the itinerary.

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Hammond vowed yesterday that his latest show will not disappoint.

He and May followed Clarkson to Amazon Prime Video after Clarkson parted company with the BBC for punching a producer.

Hammond, 46, told the Daily Telegraph: "We're not going to disappoint, because we can't.

"We've got to make this good or they will come and torch us - and rightly so."

The Grand Tour makes its debut on Amazon Prime Video on Friday.