The old Top Gear trio is back! Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new show on Amazon Prime will be called The Grand Tour
After months of filming and anticipation from their fans the ever popular trio returns to more shenanigans on Amazon Prime (Amazon’s on demand video streaming service). What we haven’t known up till now is what the show will be called (Top Gear registered by BBC). The new show will be called The Grand Tour. Read: The Top Gear trio returns with Amazon show!
Unveiling the name, Clarkson said the new show would see them “hosting each episode in a different country”. The Grand Tour will launch in the SA springtime and will be available to watch exclusively by Amazon Prime members. The “round-the-world” format will allow customers of different nations to be in the audience as tickets are to be released through prize draws in the next couple of months. Clarkson stated – “We’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country. It’s sort of a ‘grand tour’, if you like. So we’ve decided to call it ‘The Grand Tour’.”
In typical James May fashion “Captain Slow” added the he “wanted to call it ‘Nigel’, or ‘Roger'”. Hammond on the other hand, was more positive, saying: “I already love camping, but this is something else. We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting.” Read: Amazon shows off new Prime Air drone with Jeremy Clarkson ad
Meanwhile the BBC revealed the new Top Gear series, fronted by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, will debut on 29 May. Evans was named as Top Gear’s new host last year after the BBC opted not to renew Clarkson’s contract in the wake of his much-publicised altercation with Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon. Clarkson later apologised and settled a £100,000 racial discrimination and injury claim from Tymon.
We look forward to both shows (probably more the former than the latter). What’s your opinion?
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