“There are only so many times you can watch a BMW go round the track.”
Those were the words of Jeremy Clarkson as he, James May and Richard Hammond announced after they were done filming the third season of their show The Grand Tour, that they will not be presenting studio car shows anymore. This came as shocking news to all the fans around the world who have tirelessly followed the trio for 22 seasons of Top Gear, followed by 3 seasons of The Grand Tour.
“It’s a really sad day, but we’ve been doing that show for effectively 17 years – sitting around in studios, watching cars race around the track.”
“We all agreed that we’ve been doing it a long time, and everything eventually runs its course. Besides, I’m 58 and I’m too fat to be climbing on to the stage.”
“It’s the end of an era.”
Wipe out your tears though, because this does not mean the trio are going to retire. The trio have announced that they have an upcoming project with Amazon that will basically be season 4 of The Grand Tour, which according to Clarkson’s words: ‘even Marvel would be jealous of’ for the amount of money they have for a budget. It is meant to a series of specials filmed on the road that will appear on Amazon Prime for the next few years.
‘Even Marvel would be jealous of’… What do you think are the surprises that await us?