The Grand Tour is heading back to the UK permanently
It’s bad news for international fans, but great for Brits – The Grand Tour is heading back to the motherland.
The Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May-fronted motoring series will set up a permanent studio in the Cotswolds for series two.
The first series of The Grand Tour famously saw the former Top Gear presenters eschew a permanent home in favour of travelling around the world and setting up a temporary tent for studio segments. During this time, they filmed studio pieces across five continents: Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia, inviting locals to join them in the audience.
While the series will continue to film its adventure segments in numerous exotic locations, the studio pieces will now remain in one place – which, their executive producer Andy Wilman says, can only be a good thing due to how accident-prone the shows presenters are at the moment.
He said: “It’s clear that the most popular Grand Tour element of the show is when the chaps are roaming the globe on their big adventures and road trips, so that’s what we’re doing a lot more of for this series.
“We’ll keep the studio in one place, and given how accident prone they are at the minute, that can only be a good thing!”
Amazon Video Europe boss Jay Marine added: “The Grand Tour is our most popular show around the world having been watched in over 240 countries and territories.
“Customers continually tell us that their favourite segments of The Grand Tour are the travelling adventures of Jeremy, Richard and James, so despite the various calamities and injuries along the way, the guys have spent this year exploring more incredible and stunning locations than ever before … and getting into more trouble of course. We can’t wait for our Prime members to see Series Two later this year.”
Of course, the benefit of The Grand Tour relocating on a permanent basis to the UK is that it’ll be a short trip to watch the team in action. For one week only, Amazon is inviting fans to apply to watch the studio recordings with Clarkson, Hammond and May in the Cotswolds.
To apply, visit Amazon.co.uk/GTTickets. Applications close at midnight on October 3.