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The Grand Tour future in doubt as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May ‘leave’ show

The Grand Tour future in doubt as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May ‘leave’ show

The end of Top Gear and the end of The Grand Tour as we know it, it seems

The future of the Grand Tour is in doubt as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May might ‘leave’ the beloved Amazon Prime show.

A TV insider said to The Sun: “It’s a surprising decision and everyone realises it very much marks the end of an era for the three presenters.

The Grand Tour is one of Prime Video’s most watched shows and Jeremy, James and Richard have a devoted following.

"But the guys have made no bones about the fact they’re all advancing in years and they have lots of other projects to pursue.

“They just felt like the time was right and wanted to go out on a high when the show remained popular.”

Amazon Prime Video have not confirmed that the show is coming to an end.

However, it is said Clarkson, Hammond and May have just returned from shooting in Zimbabwe, this final special with the trio is heading into the edit. The special is said to be launching next year.

Not The Grand Tour too.

This 'end' to The Grand Tour comes not long after the BBC said they are 'resting' Top Gear for the 'foreseeable future'.

The broadcaster confirmed it had 'decided to rest' the popular show nearly a year after presenter Freddie Flintoff was seriously injured in a crash during filming.

Production was halted last December after the former England cricket captain was involved in an accident at the test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, with the BBC saying it would be 'inappropriate' to continue.

The Grand Tour began in 2016.
Prime Video

Of course, as any Top Gear fan knows all too well, Clarkson, Hammond and May became household names as a trio for presenting the show.

They left in 2015 and started on their new show, The Grand Tour, in 2016.

But May did previously say the show is 'nearer the end' on the Fuelling Around podcast.

He said that, while they were still filming specials, he didn't know how much longer The Grand Tour had left.

"We've got another one about to come out, we've just filmed another one a few weeks ago and we've got another one planned to film later this year," he said.

"What happens after that I don't know, it's a bit of a grey fog, it always is."

Featured Image Credit: Amazon Prime/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Topics: The Grand Tour, Amazon, TV and Film, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May