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2016-09-16 12:50
 

Los Angeles - Jeremy Clarkson's new TV show will launch on 18 November.

The 56-year-old star - who was sacked from Top Gear last year after punching a producer - has been working on The Grand Tour with his presenting partners Richard Hammond and James May for the last year, and following extensive speculation, Amazon have now revealed when fans can catch their first glimpse of the programme for the first time.

Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU, said: "Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favourite team back on screen, so we are very excited to announce the launch date of one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.

"The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can't wait for fans to see it weekly from 18 November, only on Amazon Prime Video."

The trio and production team have been filming the show on location across the globe, with parts of The Grand Tour shot in front of an audience inside a giant travelling tent.

They have already filmed with the fans in Johannesburg and later this month, Jeremy, Richard and James, will take the tent to California to shoot parts of the opening episode.

New episodes will be released every Friday on Amazon Prime Video.

It was recently revealed the new show will face legal action for any similarities it bears to Top Gear.

Andy Wilman, the producer of The Grand Tour, said: "They got funnier and funnier. We went to Namibia to make a big film. The lawyers got out a film we had done [for Top Gear] in Botswana. The lawyers go through everything and they said, 'There's a scene in [Top Gear] where you're in the middle of the Okavango and you go, ''This scenery is beautiful'', so watch that you don't do that.'

"So we were in the desert in Namibia and we had to go, 'for legal reasons, this scenery is shit.' "

And that's not the only restriction that has been slapped down as the producers have been forced to come up with a different name for their news section on the programme.

He explained: "We can't call it 'the news'."



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