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And they are back. The Grand Tour. Date is 18th Nov 2016


The first season will see the giant tent traveling to 11 different locations.

The former BBC Top Gear trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will soon be seen in their new auto show which will be aired on Amazon Prime. Called as The Grand Tour (GT in short), every episode of the show will be hosted at a different location around the globe.

The trio will be hosting the show from a big portable tent and will be constantly travelling across the world (hence the name). This way, the studio audience need not travel all the way to a fixed location to appear in the show, instead, they can simply wait for the entourage to arrive at a location which is easily accessible to them.

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The crew spent a lot of time and money coming up with the name for their new car show.

The crew has spent quite some time and money to come up with the name. At one point, ‘Gear Knobs’ were considered but a non-compete clause with Top Gear prevented the new show from using a name with the word ‘gear’ in it. The pre-recorded studio part with audience will be shot in the giant tent and as you can imagine, the budget for a travelling tent will be pretty high.

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The first episode of the Grand Tour will be aired in Autumn 2016.

Clarkson tweeted out a few other details. The show will have 12 episodes in its first season with one Christmas special. So the tent will travel to 11 different locations.


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