James May left fans stunned as he took to Twitter and announced his latest venture away from The Grand Tour. The former Top Gear host regularly updates his followers about his day-to-day life.
In view of his 3.1 million followers, James shared his excitement as he accompanied a snap of himself outside his latest purchase.
He tweeted: “I’ve just bought half a pub. #TheRoySwallowcliffe.”
Fans flocked to comment on the post, as many people congratulated the new owner.
One person said: “Congrats on the pub! I’d love to one day have a curry pie, a beer and a dart out the back of this pub.”
James May stuns fans as Grand Tour host ‘buys a pub’ in move away
The Grand Tour host James May announced his new move on Twitter
Another person quipped: “Who owns the other half? Jeremy Clarkson?”
While a third person tweeted: “I have stayed and eaten there twice. Lovely building and great experience dining in the conservatory. Great place to visit. Good luck James.”
The news comes amid reports earlier this week that suggested pubs could shut up again within weeks as the country battles to keep a second wave of the virus at bay.
Nothing has been confirmed but tougher measures have been introduced banning more than six people from meeting up.
The Grand Tour host James May host ‘bought half a pub’
In addition, the UK Government are reportedly considering a 10pm curfew for the public and shutting pubs early in order to avoid a second wave.
The curfew is already in place – including Sunderland, Northumberland, north and South Tyneside and Gateshead – and will affect two million people.
Elsewhere, while fans await the return of The Grand Tour, the car-enthusiast has taken on a culinary challenge.
James has landed his own spin-off called Oh Cook, where he attempts to learn 60 recipes for his upcoming cookbook.
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According to Amazon, his self-titled show will be a culinary instructional show told “from the perspective of someone who can’t really cook”, in order to prove anyone can learn to make some signature dishes.
Filming took place earlier this year, with a plan to make seven episodes.
Speaking about the new show, James explained: “I’ve arrived at the age where I spend most of my day thinking about my next meal, so I made a TV series about it.”
He continued to Metro.co.uk: “Cooking your own curry is so much more satisfying than ordering a take-away, even though it won’t taste as nice.”
James will try and tackle a specific cuisine theme from his kitchen – including; pasta, pub classics, indian, cakes, and roasts.
Each installment will consist of three recipes for people to try at home.
The announcement comes after James admitted The Grand Tour team have had to “retract their ambitions” when it comes to filming, as coronavirus halts easy travel.
The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video. James May: Oh Cook will arrive on the streaming service later this year.