Since Top Gear came to a end last summer, we’ve been anticipating the return of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for some time. Amazon signed them up, but apart from that, we knew very little else, while the BBC pursued a new lineup to replace the trio.
Now the ex-Top Gear folks have a new title for their show, a name that was argued and debated, and one that isn’t very creative either. The Grand Tour. Jeremy Clarkson took to Twitter to tell us a bit more about it.
“The Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week.” Hammond added “We’ve got a MASSIVE tent as our studio. Same tent, different view, different crowd every week.”
James May chimed in, obviously unhappy with the new title, saying “I’m sorry if your name wasn’t used for our new show. But neither were any of mine… I still think ‘Nigel’ was a better name.”
The show is set to begin airing in Autumn 2016, but nothing more specific has been detailed. It was reported last year that Jeremy Clarkson would receive £10 million a year for his show, with Amazon reportedly spending £160m in total on 36 episodes over three years.
Meanwhile in the UK, the new face of Top Gear is set to kick off on May 29th, and below you can see a brand new extended trailer to get you in the mood for roaring engines and mouthy presenters. Your move, Clarkson and co!