Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have finally decided on a name for their new Amazon car show, and we have to admit, we’re disappointed that they didn’t go for our suggestion of ‘Top Gear 2’.
The trio’s struggle to come up with a name had reportedly halted the production of the show, which they were signed to after the BBC fired Jeremy following a 'fracas’ last year.
They have now revealed today that the show will be called 'The Grand Tour’, with Jeremy explaining that they’ll be going to different countries throughout the series.
He shared: “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’.”
Well, it really was as simple as that.
James admitted that he wanted to go for a much simpler name like 'Nigel’ or 'Roger’, but thankfully Richard was completely on board, adding: “I already love camping but this is something else. We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting.”
VP of Amazon Video Europe Jay Marine joked after the announcement was made: “Well, that took a while…
"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 is set to launch in Autumn 2016, exclusively for Amazon Prime members, with Top Gear set to return to our screens with new hosts, fronted by Chris Evans, later this month.