You probably know the story now of how Jeremy Clarkson got sacked off of the popular BBC motoring show, Top Gear last year following a quarrel with a producer of the show. Quickly after the controversial host was fired, his two co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond announced that they will not be renewing their contracts to continue on as hosts of the show. A whole lot has happened since, with Top Gear hiring Chris Evans to replace Jeremy Clarkson as host. Meanwhile, Clarkson, Hammond and May started filming their new Amazon Prime project which now finally has a name – The Grand Tour.
Fans have been dying for some news on what the new Top Gear rival show will have in store and the news that the show has finally been named is sure to be welcomed. We’re guessing they decided on The Grand Tour because episodes are filmed on different locations around the world. This could mean that we’re in for a fantastically filmed show featuring beautiful cars driven around luxurious locations, with Jeremy Clarkson explaining that
We’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent. It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it The Grand Tour.
Clarkson went on to explain the format of the show in a series of Tweets, in which he said that the show will consist of 12 episodes initially. One of the episodes will be a Christmas/Holiday special.
So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016
The new show is set for release on Amazon Prime later this year. No news yet as to how we will be able to watch it locally.
The BBC has announced that Top Gear, hosted by Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc and other celebrities and personalities will debut on 29 May 2016.