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2016-05-12 09:29

Sean Parker

THE GRAND TOUR: 12 shows, 11 different locations, a special 'tent'... Motoring trio Jeremy Clarkson (centre), Richard Hammond (right) and James May release details of their new show - The Grand Tour. Image: Facebook


With the launch of all the all-new Hilux in South Africa, we thought we'd dedicate our #TBT clip to former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson incredible attempt to destroy SA's best-selling bakkie.

Cape Town - Former hosts of the BBC motoring show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, announced the name of their new motoring show due to air on streaming service Amazon later in 2016.

The show, named The Grand Tour (GT)  was announced on Twitter by Clarkson, will be housed in "a large tent" with different studio locations around the world.

Different filming locations

The BBC also announced via Twitter that the new series of Top Gear, headed by Chris Evans and former Friends actor Matt LeBlanc will air on May 29 in England.

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

Clarkson revealed details of the 'GT' show:

  There will be 12 shows (including a Christmas special)

  • 11 different locations for the GT tent

  • Yorkshire in England only confirmed location so far

  • Possible locations include: California, Croatia, Scotland and Berlin

Read: Internet reacts to Clarkson, Hammond, May's new show

GT coming to SA?

Clarkson and co have performed in SA , under the Top Gear Live moniker, most recently in 2015 when the trio held a motoring extravaganza at the Northgate Dome in Johannesburg.

In fact Johannesburg was the first city to stage the show outside the UK in 2008. Top Gear Live events have been held in 25 countries and performed in front of a claimed two-million fans.

Could SA be part of the Grand Tour's plans? We'll just have to wait and see.

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The new name

The Grand Tour’s Facebook page features a video showing some of the "names" that were under consideration:


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