Launch date revealed for former Top Gear trio’s Grand Tour show on Amazon

Launch date revealed for former Top Gear trio’s Grand Tour show on Amazon
The long-awaited release date for the new motoring show from former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond has been revealed.

The first episode of The Grand Tour will be made available through Amazon Prime Video on November 18, with subsequent shows following every Friday for 12 weeks.

In a departure from the format of their former show, the trio of presenters will film the programme in a giant tent that will travel to a new location each week.

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Reports have revealed that the tent has been spotted in Johannesburg, though at least part of the first episode will be shot in California next month.

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While precise details of the new show have been kept under wraps, it is thought that actors Charlize Theron and Matt Damon will be among the guests in the first season.

A trailer for the show has also given some insight into what could be included in the first episode.

Featuring the tagline “What could possibly go wrong?”, the 30-second clip shows Clarkson, May and Hammond driving round a track at high speed.

Previous footage screened at the Edinburgh Television Festival showed the presenters racing Maseratis, a Rolls-Royce and a Porsche.

Clarkson was also seen driving round the set of Game of Thrones, while May was featured behind the wheel with a broken arm.

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Elsewhere in the teaser footage, Hammond was shown in a buggy dangling precariously in the air and Clarkson was driving a jet ski.

The trio left Top Gear last year after Clarkson was involved in what was described as a “fracas” which saw him punch a producer at a hotel.

All three have been signed up by Amazon to make 12 shows a year for the next three years.

Commenting on the anticipation building for the new programme, Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU, said: “Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favorite team back on screen.

“The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can’t wait for fans to see it.”

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