JEREMY CLARKSON’S new Amazon Prime motoring show will be called The Grand Tour.
The new series featuring Jeremy, James May and Richard Hammond will make its debut on the streaming service in the autumn.
Previous reports suggested names such as Gear Knobs were being considered and a video released showed the trio brainstorming monikers such as Tripod.
Start the smoke. We have a name.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016
A tongue-in-cheek statement from the trio said they thanked everyone for their suggestions, with an explanation from Jeremy on the final choice:
“Thing is. 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’.”
James admitted he was underwhelmed by the final name, saying: “I wanted to call it ‘Nigel’, or ‘Roger’. We needed a name, and they’re names.”
I still think 'Nigel' was a better name.https://t.co/nIlrOaosXF
— James May (@MrJamesMay) May 11, 2016
Richard said: “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, and making our home where…”
The statement ended, adding that at this point in the above conversation “Clarkson and May strangled him (Hammond) with a guy rope”.
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