Jeremy Clarkson shares first look at series four of The Grand Tour as he goes for bike ride in Cambodia with Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson has reunited with Richard Hammond and James May as the trio have began filming for the fourth series of The Grand Tour.
The TV host took to Instagram and shared a photo of the trio together in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.
Alongside the photo of the trio on bikes, he wrote: ‘You’ve seen the tribute band. Now it’s time for the real thing.’
Back in business: Jeremy Clarkson has reunited with Richard Hammond and James May as the trio have began filming for the fourth series of The Grand Tour
In another photo, Jeremy shared a photo of the trio along with their producers walking across a street in the city in an image reminiscent of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover.
The new series of The Grand Tour will be entirely focused on road trip shows.
Jeremy, Richard and James will focus on a series of extravagant, big-budget specials over the next two years that will take them away from their usual studio environment.
All three have signed a two-year deal with Amazon that is expected to yield as many as four stand alone show a year, with the presenters travelling to far flung parts of the world in scenes not dissimilar to their globe-trotting adventures on Top Gear.
Filming: In another photo, Jeremy shared a photo of the trio along with their producers walking across a street in the city in an image reminiscent of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover
And fans can expect no-holds barred excitement when the specials do eventually air, with Jeremy claiming they have been given a huge budget to rival the Marvel film franchise.
‘We’re proud to say that Prime Video will continue to be the home for Jeremy, Richard and James,’ said Jay Marine, Vice President of Prime Video.
‘They’ve got some ambitious new ideas that Prime members are going to love; we’re excited to bring more Clarkson, Hammond and May to Prime Video for years to come.’
Top Gear, which suffered a ratings drop following Jeremy’s departure, is now hosted by Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness and Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff.
TV: The new series of The Grand Tour will be entirely focused on road trip shows
During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, Jeremy was asked if he was happy the show’s ratings had taken a dip after his departure.
Jonathan asked: ‘On a scale of one to ten, how thrilled are you that Top Gear is nowhere near as successful now you’re not on it?’
Jeremy grinned: ‘It’s a hard face to pull, this one. Let me try.’ And then he pulls a laughing face.
He continued: ‘James [May] and Richard [Hammond] always wish them all the best. I don’t. No I do. [He shakes his head and mouths ‘No I don’t’]’
Jeremy also spoke about his kids’ reaction to some of his more controversial opinions and words: ‘They think I’m ridiculous and I talk in a language they don’t understand. [They pull me up on things] constantly.’
Future: All three have signed a new two-year deal with Amazon that is expected to yield as many as four stand alone show a year (pictured in April 2019)