Cape Town - Former Top Gear host Richard doused 'flames' after James May was captured on camera saying he was "pretty chuffed" that Chris Evans had resigned from the show after one season.
The Daily Mail reported that while the ex-Top Gear trio were filming a segment for their new show,The Grand Tour, in Vicenza in Italy.
Evans quits Top Gear
Evans announced earlier in July that he's quitting the BBC's flagship car show "Top Gear," saying "standing aside is the single best thing I can do."
The revamped show attracted just 1.9 million viewers to its season finale on Sunday.
Roared into the piazza in three supercars
May was asked for his reaction to Evans' fall from grace, May quipped: 'Very chuffed'.
The appearance of the trio at the Piazza, with Clarkson in an Aston Martin drew a massive crowd.
Clarkson tweeted: 'People of Italy James Richard and I will be filming in the Piazza Dei Signori in Vicenza tomorrow at 3pm. Come along'.
People of Italy. James, Richard and I will be filming in the piazza Dei Signori in Vicenza tomorrow at 3pm. Come along— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 6, 2016
WATCH: May and Clarkson react to Chris Evans leaving Top Gear
However, Hammond and Clarkson then took to Twitter and blasted the Daily Mail's article.
The duo tweeted:
A lot of bollocks about our Vicenza visit on @MailOnline today. All of it, in fact. But worst: Jeremy's car is Brown, not orange.— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 7, 2016
The mail online's report of what happened in Italy today is utter utter horseshit. Whoever wrote it should be ashamed of themselves— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 7, 2016
The man who claims to have written it is Jake Wallis Simone. We have you on camera. We can prove you made the quotes up. You're a disgrace.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 7, 2016
@JakeWSimons Redeem yourself. Tell everyone again that my Aston Martin was orange. Be a good hack. Be honest.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 7, 2016