Doncaster TV star Jeremy Clarkson says Whitby fish and chips "best in world" during Yorkshire filming for new show

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May with staff at Mister Chips in Whitby.
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May with staff at Mister Chips in Whitby.

Doncaster television star Jeremy Clarkson has proclaimed Yorkshire fish and chips the best in the world while filming his new show in Whitby.

The presenter and colleagues James May and Richard Hammond have spent the last few days filming in the seaside resort for their new programme, The Grand Tour, which will air for the first time next month.

Doncaster TV star Jeremy Clarkson filming in Whitby.

Doncaster TV star Jeremy Clarkson filming in Whitby.

Around 300 lucky ticket holders were treated to seats to watch an action packed day of filming which saw a stuntman leap from a bridge and comic Jimmy Carr ride a jet ski around Whitby harbour.

But it was the town's famous fish and chips that left its mark on the trio.

Clarkson professed his love of the town’s battered produce, adding on Twitter: “I still maintain the best fish and chips in Whitby are to be found at Mister Chips.”

Alex Boyd and Frankie Laws, co-owners of Mister Chips, on Church Street, said: “It’s just fantastic, we are very privileged to have celebrities come to our restaurant.

“Jeremy said they came to Whitby for this place and told us we do the best fish and chips in the world!”

The former Top Gear trio also secured front row seats for the owners of Mister Chips for their in demand show in the tour tent on Endeavour Wharf.

“All our hard work has paid off,” Alex added.

“We always try our best, as we want everyone to think we are the best, not just Jeremy Clarkson.”

As well as attracting Jimmy Carr to the town, Clarkson also tweeted that the notorious Sunday Times restaurant reviewer, A.A. Gill, had visited Whitby last weekend, although the identity of his latest restaurant visit remains unknown.

In an interview with The Whitby Gazette last week Clarkson said there was “simply, no place like Whitby.”

The trio are also set to return to the town in the near future.

Clarkson added: “Seriously we are filming two back to back. We really love it.”

He also tweeted a personal message to the people of Whitby, he said: “Thank you very much for letting us disrupt stuff for a couple of days.”

The first episode of The Grand Tour will be broadcast on Amazon Prime on November 18.