Jeremy Clarkson and co-stars swim in exact spot of shark attack hours before after error

He commented: “We had a day of sorting ourselves out and we all met on the beach, and Hammond suggested snorkelling.”

The father-of-two took himself off to a “little hut” to get flippers and snorkels, before returning to his companions.

Jeremy continued: “He came back and he said, ‘My French is really coming along, I’ve just had a long conversation with the man in the hut in French.’

“We then went swimming and snorkelling and when we got back, we were told that the day before, a man had been eaten by a shark.”