It’s Official: Clarkson, Hammond And May’s New Show Will Be Called 'The Grand Tour'
After several months and thousands of pounds spent on research, Clarkson and co's Top Gear follow-up at last has a name
Cue the drumroll, the much-anticipated new Amazon Prime show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at last has a name: The Grand Tour. The trio each commented about the new name on Twitter, with Hammond and May linking to the show’s new Facebook page.
The news comes just over two weeks after Clarkson claimed thousands had been spent on lawyer fees trying to find a name for the show, and while Gear Knobs was a very real possibility at one point, it was thrown out due to potential issues caused by having a name even remotely similar to Top Gear; the BBC still holds the rights to that name, of course.
The BBC also holds the rights to The Stig, the Cool Wall and the term ‘Star in the Reasonably Priced Car’, which is perhaps why the old studio format has been ditched. Instead, the show will broadcast from a tent which will be set up in a different location every week - hence the ‘Tour’ bit of the name.
So, what do you think of the name, and the new travelling setup of the show?