The Grand Tour’s executive producer teases the end of Jeremy Clarkson’s show, saying, “We’ll be ancient!”


The Grand Tour’s executive producer teases the end of Jeremy Clarkson’s show, saying, “We’ll be ancient!”

Andy Wilman, the CEO of THE GRAND TOUR, has hinted that the Amazon Prime Video series may be coming to an end, as he shared his plans for the show’s future exclusively to This website.

The Grand Tour has added another special to its backlog of programs, as presenters Jeremy Clarkson, 61, Richard Hammond, 51, and James May, 58, traveled to the United Kingdom to film a UK edition. Because preparations to film in Russia were halted due to the coronavirus outbreak, Andy, 58, and his team opted to travel to the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, to ensure fans of the Amazon Prime Video series received new content. However, after five years of shooting with the former Top Gear hosts, the executive producer has stated that he is unsure about the show’s future, implying that it may be scrapped.

Andy revealed his plans for the near future to This website, explaining, “We’ve shot another UK one so it’s kind of a double bill we’ve got going on.”

“After that, we’re expected to resume our journey around the world. We’re working on it, but it’s a challenge right now because everything is shifting sands.

“We looked at a country the other day, which I can’t name because I don’t want to give anything away in case we do it, but it ended up on the red list.

He went on to tease the show’s cancellation, saying, “So you’ve done a month’s work on that and suddenly it’s like s**t, we’ve got to halt on that one.”

“It’s shifting sands right now,” the executive producer remarked, “but our goal is to get out there and shoot two more in exotic foreign climes.”

“That’s the plan,” says the narrator. That will take us to 2022, and after that, I’m not sure,” the show’s producer said.

“I don’t know, we’ll be old,” Andy added. You can’t plan much beyond that, especially in the current situation.

“No one has any idea what’s going on. The Covid numbers change from country to country. You get various reports from various sources; it’s a minefield to figure things out, and then things change.”

There has been no official word on whether the event will be cancelled, but given that there are no plans beyond next year, it appears that it is a possibility.

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Andy Wilman is a writer who lives in New York City

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