“Richard went to the hotel beach hut and returned half an hour later with three masks and a contented look on his face, saying, ‘My French is really coming along. I just had a proper conversation with the man in the hut.’
“That night we discovered a British tourist had been eaten by a shark off the very same beach the day before,” Jeremy added.
Following Richard’s conversation with a local, Jeremy shared his concerns with his co-star about his ability to speak French.
He said: “‘Hammond,’ I inquired, ‘this French you spoke, did he say, ‘Do be careful, a man was eaten here yesterday,’ and you replied, ‘The pen of my aunt’?”