At least that’s what the British media claim, which points out that the show the trio is creating for Amazon Prime will end after this African adventure. After five series and some seven years. The final episode is expected to premiere sometime next year.
In theory, this could be the end of the roughly twenty-year long era of cooperation between these quirky personalities. Clarkson, Hammond and May started together in 2003 to present the motoring show Top Gear, which mainly thanks to them gained huge popularity all over the world.
But in 2015, Clarkson left Top Gear after punching a producer over an argument over the unavailability of hot food during filming. Hammond and May also volunteered to follow Jeremy, as did producer Andy Wilman, another key figure in the show’s successful format.
The team was then signed to Amazon, for which they created the show The Grand Tour. In addition, each of the three stars also created their own shows for the American company, for example, Jeremy came up with a popular show about his own farm, James filmed entertaining travelogues from Japan and Italy, and Richard devoted himself to restoring classic cars.
If you’re sad that The Grand Tour is over, we have some good news: Clarkson, Hammond, May, and maybe even Wilman should still team up in the future. They are reportedly looking for other opportunities for cooperation with Amazon.
James May even stated on the Today Podcast last week that it was time for a new format and perspective on cars and motoring. So let’s see if the episode from Zimbabwe will not be the last adventure of this amazing party. James’ words don’t sound like parting anyway.
Would you miss the trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May and their adventures?
The world will not be the same without them.
I quite enjoyed their antics.
Enough of these buffoons.
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