Jeremy Clarkson's new Top Gear rival car show for Amazon finally has a name
Published 11/05/2016 | 15:01
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.
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".
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
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.