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Amazon's Top Gear competitor will be called The Grand Tour

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May's new show for Amazon finally has a name: The Grand Tour. The former Top Gear hosts sidled over to Amazon last summer after the BBC declined to renew Clarkson's contract because he assaulted a member of the production team.

"We’ll be traveling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent," Clarkson said in a statement to The Guardian. "It’s a sort of ‘grand tour,’ if you like. So we’ve decided to call it The Grand Tour." Oh, I get it, very clever guys!

Over at the BBC, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans' revamped Top Gear is scheduled to premiere in the UK sometime this month, but has been plagued with production problems.

Update: 9:31AM ET: Updated to reflect that Clarkson was let go from the BBC because he attacked a producer.


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