Saturday, May 28, 2016

'Top Gear' Former Hosts Stars in 'The Grand Tour'

The Grand Tour
Jeremy Clarkson's new rival show to "Top Gear" will be called "The Grand Tour," it was announced recently.

Rumors have surrounded the name of the Amazon program ever since Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond quit the BBC show.

The name was announced this morning by the Vice President of Amazon Video, Jay Marine, who called the program "one of the most anticipated TV launches ever."

But fans seemed unhappy with the new name on Twitter, branding it 'bland' and dubbing the new show "The Grand Bore".

Commenting on the name, Clarkson said: "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.'"

Program bosses say that the studio will be a big tent which will be taken to a different location each week to record with an audience. A series of 12 shows will begin later this year.

The hosts will then film pre-recorded segments reviewing cars and completing challenges, as they used to do with "Top Gear."

The name references the Grand Tourer, a type of luxury sports car used for long journeys and the English word for gran turismo, the Italian word for the same type of car which has become a popular computer game.

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