BBC The Grand Tour Top Gear

Clarkson, Hammond and May's new show will visit a new place every week – but name is greeted with ambivalence on social


By Katie Deighton, Senior Reporter

May 11, 2016 | 3 min read

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have taken to Twitter to confirm details of their new Amazon Prime show, which is to be called The Grand Tour.

Clarkson announced today (11 May) that "The Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?"

The trio also thanked fans for sending in suggestions for the new name.

The TV presenter, now known for his infamous 'fracas' with a BBC producer, said in a PR statement: "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 Grand Tour."

Jay Marine, vice-president of Amazon Video Europe, added: "After nine months of deep thought, debate and deliberation, the guys have come up with a name that reflects the global ambition of the new show. The Grand Tour will be one of the most anticipated TV launches ever, and we’re excited to be bringing it to Amazon Prime customers around the world this autumn."

However motorheads on Twitter appeared underwhelmed on Twitter with the titling decision.

One keyboard conspiracist said believed the name could be a middle finger to the BBC's relaunched Top Gear, which is expected to air later this month.

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