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2016-06-02 13:34

THE BOYS ARE BACK: Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will host a new motoring show on streaming service Amazon Prime. It's called The Grand Tour and first episode will be filmed in SA. Image: Facebook

Sean Parker

Cape Town - Former Top Gear host and presenter of new motoring show The Grand Tour (GT), Jeremy Clarkson, has announced the first location of the new show - it's South Africa! 

The first episode of GT, hosted by Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will be filmed in Johannesburg on July 17.

Spotted in SA

The show will be housed in "a large tent" with different studio locations around the world.

Clarkson's contract was unceremoniously canceled by the BBC after he verbally attacked Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon in March 2015.

In May 2016, Wheels24 reported that Clarkson revealed the name of their new show, due to be aired on Amazon Prime, via Twitter.

Wheels24 hinted that the trio were in South Africa following photographs tweeted by Clarkson and Hammond at a local airport in May.

Clarkson broke the news via Twitter on Thursday:

Amazon Prime UK, the platform that will stream the show, released these details: "The first ever studio recording of the new Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May Amazon Prime show “The Grand Tour” will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 17 2016.

"The pre-recorded studio section of the programme will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent."

"To celebrate, Amazon is giving fans the opportunity to win one of three pairs of tickets, travel and accommodation to be part of the recording in Johannesburg.

Note: South African citizens are legible to enter

Read the full statement here

The announcement comes after South Africans took to social media on Wednesday (June 1) and reacted to the new season of Clarkson's former show Top Gear, which aired for the first time on local television this week.

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