Saturday 25 March 2017

Jeremy Clarkson's new Top Gear rival car show for Amazon finally has a name

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are to host a new motoring show on Amazon Prime
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are to host a new motoring show on Amazon Prime
Former ‘Top Gear’ presenters James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond's new series for Amazon has finally been bestowed with a title.

The new car show, which will rival th BBC's Top Gear, which the trio left last year, will be called The Grand Tour.

The ex-Top Gear team's new show will be called The Grand Tour
The ex-Top Gear team's new show will be called The Grand Tour

In a statement made to the Guardian they thanked fans for their suggestions and Clarkson added, "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 GrandTour."

May said he would have preferred to call it "Nigel" or "Roger".

Hammond added, “I already love camping,” he said. “But this is something else. We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting, and making our home where…”

While The Grand Tour might not be to everyone's tastes it beats "Automates" and 'Tripod' which were among the alternatives suggested by the public.

The Grand Tour will arrive on Amazon's video service in the autumn.

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