Jeremy Clarkson Gives Emotional Farewell to 'The Grand Tour'

Alongside Hammond and May who announce a format change in heartfelt season finale.

Automotive
124,259 Hypes 14 Comments

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May of The Grand Tour concluded the 3rd season’s finale with an emotional sendoff, one that marks the end of the “audience, track, and tent” format for the Amazon Prime show.

The episode, which focused entirely on the legacy and history of the Ford Mondeo, features a long-form documentary style video set on the family saloon car made popular by working class motorists in Great Britain. The episode aired featurettes of the Mondeo’s predecessors — the Cortina and the Sierra — and paid tribute to the current 4-door’s heritage as Ford is preparing its discontinuation.

As the episode concludes, Jeremy Clarkson announced — with teary eyes and a choked-up voice — that the “show as you know it is ending.” The trio explains that the show’s format will differ for the upcoming season, one without the audience, the Eboladrome racetrack, and the tent-studio where the shows take place.

Before closing, the hosts initiate a commemorative video that not only showed footage of the previous Amazon-based Grand Tour seasons, but also shots and scenes with their “previous employers at the BBC.” In 2015, Clarkson was controversially fired from the BBC for verbally and physically attacking a producer, leading to a move away from the British television company’s show to an exclusive contract with Amazon Prime Video. Conclusively, the guests and hosts share their favorite moments and remark on their partnerships which, between them, “haven’t half had some laughs.”

Amazon has tweeted clarity on the matter, that the show will continue, however will focus on individualized road trips and specials rather than mini films, guests and conversations with an audience. See the tweet below.

Watch The Grand Tour Season 3 Episode 14 now on Amazon Prime Video and learn more about Pininfarina’s 1900-horsepower Battista.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Teyana Taylor Confirms Retirement With 'The Last Rose Petal' Farewell Tour
Music

Teyana Taylor Confirms Retirement With 'The Last Rose Petal' Farewell Tour

Hitting 12 North American cities.

Ariana Grande and Better Help to Give Away $1 Million USD Worth of Free Therapy
Music

Ariana Grande and Better Help to Give Away $1 Million USD Worth of Free Therapy

“[H]ealing is not linear or easy but you are worth the effort and time, [I] promise!”

New Rockstar Leak Points to Potential 'Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition'
Gaming

New Rockstar Leak Points to Potential 'Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition'

Code alluding to the release was found in a new update.


The Avalanches Announce 2022 North American Tour
Music

The Avalanches Announce 2022 North American Tour

The duo recently released a deluxe edition of their celebrated debut album, ‘Since I Left You.’

Reebok Gears Up for Summer With the Instapump Fury Sandal
Footwear

Reebok Gears Up for Summer With the Instapump Fury Sandal

Inspired by the retro running sneaker.

Mark Ronson Drops New Single, Announces Album
Music

Mark Ronson Drops New Single, Announces Album

Listen to the new track “Late Night Feelings” feat. Lykke Li.

Tesla Shifts Plans for $35,000 Entry-Level Model 3
Automotive

Tesla Shifts Plans for $35,000 Entry-Level Model 3

Moving the focus to its Autopilot feature.

Watch Childish Gambino Perform New Music at Coachella
Music

Watch Childish Gambino Perform New Music at Coachella

Closing out the first day of the festival.

Sam Binga's 'If The Cap Fits' EP Is a Genre-Defying Exploration of UK Music
Music

Sam Binga's 'If The Cap Fits' EP Is a Genre-Defying Exploration of UK Music

Blending Jamaican sound system culture, US hip hop, and UK club music.


UNDERCOVER Drops Glossy SS19 Pixelated Graphic Vinyl Parka
Fashion

UNDERCOVER Drops Glossy SS19 Pixelated Graphic Vinyl Parka

Featuring bold construction and visually-appealing imagery.

Mourn Deceased 'Game of Thrones' Characters at This Sydney-Based Installation
Entertainment

Mourn Deceased 'Game of Thrones' Characters at This Sydney-Based Installation

“When you play the Game of Thrones, you win, or you die.”

Carhartt WIP Will Be Setting up a Shop-In-Shop Inside Bodega LA
Fashion

Carhartt WIP Will Be Setting up a Shop-In-Shop Inside Bodega LA

Running from this month until June.

Palmistry Drops Aqua-Filled Visual for SOPHIE-Produced Single "Water"
Music

Palmistry Drops Aqua-Filled Visual for SOPHIE-Produced Single "Water"

Combining dancehall rhythms with pop rap and Avant-Garde production.

Best New Tracks: Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, ScHoolboy Q, Lil Peep, Sauce Walka & More
Music 

Best New Tracks: Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, ScHoolboy Q, Lil Peep, Sauce Walka & More

Another strong week in music.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.