The Grand Tour is cutting down the number of episodes to just two a year

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From Digital Spy

The Grand Tour is set to cut down on its number of episodes – and it's fair to say fans aren't terribly happy.

The Amazon show has undergone some big changes for its upcoming instalments, ditching the studio segment and instead focusing on big specials instead.

However, executive producer Andy Wilman has now revealed that we should expect only two episodes a year from now on, which has disappointed fans.

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"First one's Christmas," he told Freddy Clode on the Home & Hosed podcast. "Then the next one will be spring. Basically at the minute it's a bit loose.

"We give them to Amazon and they put them out when they want to. This one at the minute is an hour and three quarters. It was two hours and a quarter when I did my first cut."

"2 episodes per season? Dang. I'm greedy and want more," one fan wrote on Reddit.

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Another added: "I understand dropping the tent and studio segments but I thought we would still get 10 episodes. TWO??? Why bother?"

A third wrote: "I know it takes a lot of work, but 2 special episodes is just lazy. At least give us 2 long ones and 2 short."

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Wilman had previously suggested that the team were making four specials, though going by his latest comments it seems they will be spread over two years.

Speaking recently about a new deal with Amazon, the producer added: "Amazon wanted complete control because they were paying us a lot of money and they needed the show to work. Things have got more relaxed."

The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video.

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