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Old 02-11-2018, 11:09 AM
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Do you think Rory felt bad sitting next to her? Or embarrassed? Because if we would have lost to that. Ugh. Everyone on tour would have made fun of him.
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I felt sorry for the Hamster though-- that looked like a lot of bike drops and pushing, in light of his age and prior injury history.
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I felt sorry for the Hamster though-- that looked like a lot of bike drops and pushing, in light of his age and prior injury history.
And Clarkson just laughed.....
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Surely it was well known what they'd be going through prior to the start of the journey. Still gave plenty of
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The first short stop with May's car I could totally see coming, but still made me laugh out loud when it happened.
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Must mean new season is about 1 to 1.5 months away.

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The Grand Tour returns!

Apply for tickets to be part of the UK studio audience.

The Grand Tour pitches its tent in the UK as jet-setting hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May return for Season 3, and you could be there. This year, you will have two opportunities to apply for tickets, but you’ll need to be quick! In this first wave, Amazon customers can apply from 00:01 BST on 10 October 2018 until 23:59 12 October 2018.

To apply for a pair of tickets to the recording please complete the form below. Once completed, our tickets fulfilment company, Applause Store, may follow up with a few questions about the show. Audience requirements differ from show to show and audience participation is a key part of the live studio recording. If you are successful, you will receive an email from Applause Store confirming your place on The Grand Tour tent guest list, along with a ticket for you and a guest of your choosing.

Please note that the email address associated with your Amazon account will be used by both Amazon and Applause Store to contact you. Applicants must be 18 years or over. There are a very limited number of places available and application does not guarantee that you will receive tickets. See full terms and conditions below.
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Saw an article recently applying for the permits for the tent. I forget the estimated premiere date.
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The Grand Tour: Season 3 Trailer


Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May return with season 3 of The Grand Tour on 18th January, only on Prime Video. In addition to Hammond once again risking one of his nine lives as he struggles to keep his Jeep on a tiny bridge over a steep canyon in Colombia, the three comrades taking on epic challenges in Detroit and Nevada, visits to Mongolia and China, Jeremy and Abbie attempting an unusual snowy challenge in Sweden, and James May playing the bag pipes in Scotland, along with a tour of the Stansted Airport.
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Dang I think I have 1 or 2 episodes to finish of season 2 still. I believe season 3 is the last of the original contract. Hopefully it gets signed on for more.
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Ugh, the wait is as bad as waiting for Dr. Who to return for season 11 (15 months from end of season 10 to beginning of season 11, I didn't count the Xmas special).
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https://jalopnik.com/the-grand-tour-...ayb-1831084487

Evidently, what the people—and Amazon’s profits—demand is more of The Grand Tour. The show will not come to an end after its upcoming third season, as had been rumored, and could very well continue on after that. Update: We have more details on the show’s new format below.

The news comes to us direct from Amazon itself, in Twitter form:

“Years to come” implies the streaming video service has a lot more in store for hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and their high-budget car adventures.

And they’ll dump the tent next! That’s good, the tent wasn’t that well-executed to begin with. Maybe now that the BBC’s Top Gear has pivoted to ultra-handsome cricket captains, and Chris Harris, it’s cool with letting Amazon’s guys shoot in a studio again. Or they’ll take the entire show on the road, which frankly sounds more inspiring than the audience stuff has been.

Season three of The Grand Tour returns to Amazon Prime members on Jan. 18, 2019.

Update: This story in The Sun confirms that from the fourth season onward, The Grand Tour will indeed ditch the studio segments.

Instead it’ll be more like the Top Gear travel specials everyone loves, four of them per year instead of a whole season, “proper event TV” as they call it. And it will mark an end to 17 years of shooting in a studio, starting with their old BBC show.

“But we’ve been doing that show for effectively 17 years — sitting around in studios, watching cars race around the track.

“There are only so many times you can watch a BMW go round the track — what more can you say? It’s got four wheels and a seat.

“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.”

[...] The trio have signed a new two-year deal with Amazon for at least four specials a year. The programmes, reminiscent of their Top Gear jaunts to places such as Vietnam and Botswana, will be filmed around the world.

Jeremy said the three petrolheads would like to take in places they had yet to visit including North Korea and Zimbabwe.

He added: “They will be big exciting shows — proper event TV.” Jeremy said: “We’re not doing the big studios shows anymore. But we all love travelling and still enjoy each other’s company after all these years.

“You get to the point where it’s the specials when we’re out on the road in far flung places that we like doing the most.

“We did five in season three across the world in places like Mongolia and the US where we didn’t have the studio tent.

“Amazon like them and they’ve done research that shows the audience like them, too.”
I haven’t always been the biggest fan of The Grand Tour, given that it’s been a bit too much like old Top Gear was but not as good, but I am excited to see where this goes. Putting the focus on the travel specials everyone loves is a killer idea.
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So The Grand Tour is going to be like Top Gear U.S.A. and do what they did... got rid of studio and focused on challenges and road trips.

I'll miss their "news" segment
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The 'off-camera' in studio stuff was always good interaction between the 3. But, if this keeps them on screen doing what we love, I'm for it.
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Not sure how I feel about this? I mean, everybody loves the specials, sure, but I also really love the road and track tests they do, the timed laps of cars they test, the news segments (where a lot of the genuinely hilarious interaction between the boys comes into play), etc. Also, does this mean they will only be doing 4-5 episodes per season now???
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Also, does this mean they will only be doing 4-5 episodes per season now???
Yes, from how I'm understanding it.

My hope is that since their "specials" were about 2x longer than their regular episodes, it'll work out to be the same amount of entertainment. They could split each destination episode into 2 parts so we'll get 8-10 episodes per season.
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Yes, from how I'm understanding it.

My hope is that since their "specials" were about 2x longer than their regular episodes, it'll work out to be the same amount of entertainment. They could split each destination episode into 2 parts so we'll get 8-10 episodes per season.
As long as these new episodes are along the same lines as the current "Specials" and are indeed about 2 hours in length then I will be OK with that. I'd also be fine with splitting them up into episodes like you mentioned, though I'd probably rather they didn't just so I don't have to wait a week to see the conclusion. Given that Amazon will probably want more GT uploads to draw in potential Prime memberships I'd actually be surprised if they DIDN'T try to make 8-10 episode seasons out of these specials (or indeed provide more than the 4 episodes that was mentioned). They did say "at LEAST four specials per year" so that would indicate that it might be wholly possible we will get more than that. I sure hope so because I would literally watch these three guys drive a golf cart around and be happy!
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I liked the news segments. Shame they'll be going away. Sounds like it'll essentially be TGUSA, but with theright guys doing it.
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I especially got a guilty pleasure from the Conversation Street segment (especially in how Hammond would segue into it and the hilarious intro videos in the background)! I'm assuming this upcoming third season will still follow the old format, I just hope there's at least 10 episodes!
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I was like, wherr are they going with this...
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Episode 1 was... fine
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Fine, in a way or in a way?
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Fine, in a way or in a way?
par for the course.
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Ep 1 was thoroughly entertaining! Some drool-worthy moments, humor as only they can pull off, and some suspense.
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I thought ep1 was good. Had some really great moments I thought but also had some moments I thought they were trying too hard to do something crazy. Much more good than bad though.
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Enjoyed it, and at the Senna.
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Enjoyed it, and at the Senna.
+1 on both counts.
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Episode 1 was great! Classic Top Gear formula (Richard having to rebuild his Chally for drag-mode was particularly hilarious and reminiscent of the old days)! Only thing I do wish is that they would actually test some real cars every now and then. Like, I would've preferred it if they were driving the new Mustang GT, Camaro SS, and Challenger SRT-8 rather than those crazy modded ones, but I guess I'd be in the minority on that one...
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I like both. One of the best was Clarkson's Fiesta review
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https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...c-stereotyping

Will Young has said he plans to report The Grand Tour to Ofcom after Amazon Prime allegedly failed to respond to his accusation that the Jeremy Clarkson vehicle perpetuates homophobic stereotypes.

In the second episode of the show’s third series, broadcast on 25 January, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel to Colombia. Clarkson is given a Jeep Wrangler to drive. “Isn’t that a very popular car with the gay community?” May asks Clarkson, apparently referencing a 2014 Car Talk survey of the models preferred by the LGBT community in which it ranked highly. Clarkson responds: “What is it, lesbian, bacon, transgender?”

Later in the episode, Hammond suggests that Clarkson might want to pair his vehicle with “maybe some nice chaps, suede but ventilated at the back” and taunts him about carrying moisturiser. The Weather Girls’ hit It’s Raining Men plays from the Jeep’s stereo. Clarkson later describes the car as being “bought by people who like cruising the streets of San Francisco and Key West and Brighton and Sydney”.

On 28 January, Young described the presenters’ remarks as “fucking pathetic and actually homophobic”. The singer and podcast presenter said: “Screw them and the show and Amazon … for putting this shaming archaic tripe out … it’s insulting and they can’t rest on laurels of ‘oh we are just politically incorrect’. It’s sad and shaming, bigoted and for fuck’s sake grow up.” Amazon Prime told the Guardian it wasn’t commenting on the matter.

Young continued: “How dare they stereotype gay men. I don’t drive a Wrangler Jeep. I don’t wear pink shirts. I don’t wear arseless chaps. You can be honest and funny without this ridiculous ‘lad’ ooh being gay and let’s laugh about it mentality. It’s repulsive and how dare you do it.” He criticised the producers of the show for creating the “gay Jeep” narrative.

A day later, he tweeted that he had received no response from Amazon Prime “so Ofcom beckons”. He concluded: “Enough is enough and I’m pissed and fed up. I want Amazon Prime and the producers of Grand Tour to meet young LGBT [people] who want to kill themselves because of shaming and laughter and normalising of shaming homophobic narratives … your time is up and it’s time to make a stand.

“Is there a legal case?” he asked. “Who knows … watch this space.”

A spokesperson for Stonewall said: “Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘jokes’ about the LGBT community perpetuate archaic stereotypes. This is just one more example of how much work is still left to do to combat discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.”

Clarkson, Hammond and May have previously received criticism for making remarks that have been perceived as perpetuating homophobic stereotypes. In a 2016 episode of The Grand Tour, Hammond said he does not eat ice cream because he is straight. “Ice cream is a bit – you know,” he said. In 2006, Clarkson called a Daihatsu Copen “a bit gay” on an episode of Top Gear.

Young recently launched a new series of Homo Sapiens, the podcast he presents with filmmaker Chris Sweeney. The first episode features an interview with the Australian pop star Troye Sivan.
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I'm as liberal as they come.. but COME ON..

It didn't come off as shaming or homophobic at all.. I thought it was hilarious

Really enjoy their country specials, feel a lot like the old TG again.
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