“I was never asked my opinion, but I wasn’t surprised,” he spilled.
“He was desperate to get that judging role, so I’m sure he is delighted.”
According to The Sun, he jokingly added: “Good for him. He needs the money.”
The judges reportedly earn £200,000 per series while the pro dancers are given £65,000.
“We were in Egypt last week, trying to get from Port Said, on the Mediterranean, to the small village of Abu Sultan, on the Red Sea.”
He went on to describe the choices of vehicles he, Hammond and James May chose in order to embark on their journey, and strongly implied that one of his co-stars might have had something to do with the crisis.
“I chose a dune buggy and went through the desert, James May used a steam train and went through Saudi Arabia,” he continued.
“And the accident-prone Richard Hammond took command of a container ship called Ever Given and attempted to make the journey using the Suez Canal.”