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Prepare for carnage: Jeremy Clarkson fires up The Grand Tour Amazon TV show on 18 November

Prepare for carnage: Jeremy Clarkson fires up The Grand Tour Amazon TV show on 18 November

Whatever you do, don’t call it Top Gear. On Friday 18 November, petrolheads around the world will be tempted to take a cheeky sick day, as they get their first chance to watch Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond in action together on The Grand Tour.

The three troublemakers have been doing their best to avoid controversy since the BBC decided not to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, last March.

But now they’re back and the carnage can recommence, with an all-new car show that will continue to play on the relationship between the ‘three middle aged blokes’ as much as it will celebrate some of the most incredible things on four wheels.

The first episode will be made available through Amazon Prime on 18 November. The Grand Tour has agreed a deal with Amazon for three series over three years, with 12 episodes in each. Here’s what to expect…

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Top Gear Episode 2 Review

Top Gear season 22 episode 2

A Bentley Continental GT V8 S makes for the perfect catch for Hammond (Picture © BBC)

For Top Gear episode 2, our intrepid trio of men behaving badly took to the Australian Outback to test three grand tourers – better know as GT cars. Taking on ‘the most manly proving ground of them all’ they used the cars to round up a small-ish herd of 4,000 cows on a three million acre farm (‘the same size as the south east of England’).  Continue reading