Report: The Grand Tour Will Continue With New Presenters

Clarkson, Hammond and May may be leaving, but it looks like Amazon’s car show is set to continue with a new lineup
Clarkson, Hammond and May in Eurocrash
Clarkson, Hammond and May in Eurocrash

In something of a surprise twist, reports are emerging that Amazon’s car show, The Grand Tour, will continue with a new format and presenting lineup following the departure of hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The report comes from TV industry publication Broadcast, and suggests that production company Studio Lambert will take over the running of the show from its current producers, Flat Four Films.

It’s not yet clear who the new presenting lineup might be, or what the new format will entail, but it won’t be the first time the show has undergone a format change: after three studio-based series, the show moved to an irregular feature-length ‘specials’ format in 2019.

Clarkson, Hammond and May on The Grand Tour - A Scandi Flick
Clarkson, Hammond and May on The Grand Tour - A Scandi Flick

The announcement that Clarkson, Hammond and May would be leaving the show came in late 2023, with Clarkson later clarifying that he felt “we’ve done everything you can do with a car” and claiming he was “unfit and fat and old.”

There have been previous hints that the show would continue with new presenters: in a release promoting the most recent special, Sand Job, and the as-yet-untitled Zimbabwe special, Amazon said that the latter would be “the final special of The Grand Tour with the trio.” That episode’s set to debut in September, according to James May, but when we might see a rebooted iteration of the show isn’t yet clear.

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The Grand Tour began after Clarkson, Hammond and May’s iteration of Top Gear fell apart in 2015 following Clarkson’s involvement in a ‘fracas’ with a member of the production crew. That show itself underwent a lineup change which was initially poorly received, before settling into a more popular format with Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness. Of course, Top Gear now looks to have come to an end itself following Freddie Flintoff’s horrifying filming accident in 2022.

If these reports are true, then it looks like we won’t be entirely without a mainstream car TV show after all, although what the future of The Grand Tour might look like is anyone’s guess.


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