First studio recording of Jeremy Clarkson’s new car show to take place in South Africa

Amazon Prime's new car show 'The Grand Tour' launches in the autumn

The first studio recording of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new Amazon Prime car show will take place in a giant tent in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Amazon has launched a competition giving away three pairs of tickets to the Johannesburg recording in July, including travel and accommodation. Fans can enter by posting a picture of the most unusual place they’ve ever pitched a tent on Twitter with the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg.

The winners be selected by Clarkson, Hammond and May, who will present each episode from the giant tent as they travel the globe.

The trio’s new show is titled The Grand Tour and is due to launch on Amazon Prime in the autumn.

Clarkson said of the title when it was announced in May: “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.

The new look Top Gear, which will feature Matt LeBlanc and Eddie Jordan among others as presenters, debuted over the weekend to a disappointing peak audience of 4.4 million, the show’s lowest in a decade.