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The Grand Tour's plush new studio Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson fans will be delighted to hear that their favourite motoring enthusiast will be back on screens later this autumn. The new Amazon Prime show to rival Top Gear, The Grand Tour, will air on 18 November.

Amazon announced the exciting news this morning (16 September) in a 30-second YouTube clip, which teases viewers with the promised fast cars and exotic locations. Clarkson, 56, stars alongside his long-time co-stars from Top Gear, Richard Hammond and James May in the highly-anticipated car show.

"The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can't wait for fans to see it weekly from 18th November, only on Amazon Prime Video," said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU.

Episodes of the new series will air on the Amazon Prime platform weekly. A new one will air every Friday after the show's premiere in November as Amazon has signed up to a 36-episode deal with the three presenters.

Watch The Grand Tour teaser trailer:

The trio have committed to three series of The Grand Tour which sees them globetrotting to enviable locations while testing out motors across the world. They left the successful BBC version of Top Gear in 2015 in the dust after Clarkson was suspended for assaulting a producer over col food.

Top Gear was then presented by former Friends star Matt LeBlanc and BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans but the latter resigned after just one series, following a bad reception.

Evans left the car-obsessed series following mixed reviews about his 'shouty' presenting skills, alleged on-set 'control-freak' behaviour and a police investigation about sexual assault claims made against him.

He tweeted on Monday 4 July: "Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that's not enough. The team are beyond brilliant, I wish them all the best. Full steam ahead then with Radio 2, CarFest, Children In Need, 500 Words and whatever else we can dream up in the future."

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