grand_tour_900South African fans of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be the first to attend the studio recording for the trio’s new Amazon show, The Grand Tour.

The series is being produced by W Chump & Sons which was set up by Clarkson, Hammond and May along with former Top Gear producer Andy Wilman and will be available to anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Episode one will be recorded next month in Johannesburg and, as previously announced, audience members will be selected via a public ballot.

Unveiling the show’s name last month, Clarkson said: “The Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week.”

Today, Jay Marine, vice-president of Amazon Video Europe said: “We love that Jeremy, Richard and James are touring the studio recordings of The Grand Tour, bringing this Amazon Prime show to fans around the world.”

“Given the popularity of Jeremy, Richard and James in South Africa, Johannesburg is a fantastic place to start.

“We’re excited to give fans the opportunity to be part of the first ever live studio audience for The Grand Tour.”

In the The Grand Tour will air exclusively on Amazon Prime Video – sign up for a free trial – from this Autumn.

Amazon is expected to announce partnerships with local broadcasters in countries where its streaming service isn’t available over the comings months.

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