And the wait is now over as the trio made their Amazon Prime debut on November 18 at midnight. But how can you watch it and when is each episode available? Here’s what we know.
WHEN DOES IT START?
The Grand Tour starts today, November 18 and will air a new episode, which will be an hour long, every week. The first episode will be available from midnight on Friday morning.
The trio have signed up to present three 12-episode series, a total of 36 episodes.
Earlier this year, the show released a teaser trailer announcing the launch date and since then, the show has released behind-the-scenes teaser clips giving fans a hint of what to expect.
There are explosions, supercars and James May receiving a ribbing from his co-hosts. We can’t wait!
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
The show will be in a similar vein to the on-location episodes Top Gear and will see the trio travel around the world, and filming in front of an audience in giant studio tents on location.
The huge travelling black tent, which features the show’s logo on the side, takes three days to put up and inside, the audience sits round a small stage, with the hosts seated at a table.The first episode features their time in California but the trio have also visited Johannesburg, South Africa and have been spotted in Barbados and the Algarve in Portugal, where they are believed to have racing the world’s most expensive cars.
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?
Fans who aren’t already, will have to sign up to become a member of Amazon Prime, which usually costs £79 a year and also includes free delivery. However Amazon Prime have reduced the cost to just £59 for 24 hours prior to The Grand Tour launch.
Then they can watch the show on their mobile devices or through the Amazon Fire stick which plugs into the HDMI output on their smart televisions.
But unlike some Amazon series that are available in one go for customers to binge-watch, the show will stick to the once-a-week schedule just like Top Gear.
Clarkson is reportedly set to become Britain’s highest-paid TV host after signing up to The Grand Tour for a whopping £10 million a year with May, Hammond and producer Andy Williams not far behind. He earned £1million an episode with Hammond and May paid half that.
Amazon is believed to be spending £160 million over the three years which gives each show an individual budget of £4.5million. This makes the Top Gear episode budget of £500,000 pale into comparison.