Ex-Top Gear presenters' new motor programme will premiere this autumn
The title of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s upcoming Amazon Prime car show has been revealed.
The former Top Gearpresenters will premiere their as yet unnamed new show on Amazon’s streaming service this autumn. The trio parted ways with the BBC after Clarkson was involved in a bust-up with one of the show’s producers.
The Guardian now reports that the new show will be called The Grand Tour. Clarkson said of the choice: “Thing is – 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, Hammond and May were reportedly forbidden from using the word ‘Gear’ in the title of the new show by the BBC.
While co-host May wasn’t too positive with the title (“I wanted to call it ‘Nigel’, or ‘Roger’. We needed a name, and they’re names”), Hammond was more pleased: “We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting, and making our home there”.
Earlier this year, Clarkson apologised to the Top Gear producer he punched as he settled a £100,000 racial discrimination and injury claim.
The new look Top Gear, which will feature Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan among others as presenters, is set to debut next month (May).