As part of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new show, The Grand Tour, the ex-Top Gear trio will be touring the world and presenting in front of live studio audiences.
On Friday, The Grand Tour announced it would be filming in Southern California – and all fans had to do was apply via this link and answer a few simple questions to be in the crowd.
Over the weekend, Amazon was bombarded with applications to see the show, with applications received from all 50 US states.
But many fans are taking to Twitter to try to convince the hosts to give them tickets… with some taking extreme measures.
Some are trying to bribe Clarkson with wine, and US presidency nominations…
@JeremyClarkson Do we have to bribe you with a case of rose to get you to come to the east coast? Somewhere in the midatlantic states pls.
— MF (@exKDU) August 4, 2016
@JeremyClarkson If I bring you a case of Chateau Leoube, may I have tickets?
— Ms. Devere Winterton (@TigerSpectacles) August 4, 2016
@JeremyClarkson pick me! I’ll write-in your name on the presidential ballot.
— Shan Dee (@ShanDee99) August 4, 2016
While others are even resorting to flirting:
— Kate Rathman (@KateRathman) August 6, 2016
@JeremyClarkson do I better my chances if I promise to wear a see through top, a la billie piper?
— Lee (@leepala) August 4, 2016
And some went a step too far:
— Grant? (@oswaldthegreat) August 5, 2016
But a lot of Canadians are feeling left out:
@JeremyClarkson Ah, damn it. What about the Canadian fans? We can’t apply.
— Cate Tydd (@CateTydd) August 4, 2016
— Sunny Bhai (@MadYuv) August 6, 2016
— Adam (@AdamHarquail) August 5, 2016
Aww, yeesh. Canadians can’t apply👎🏻
— Gillean (@GilleanPayge) August 4, 2016
Amazon Video EU’s VP, Jay Marine, said: “The anticipation is definitely high for The Grand Tour. We knew Jeremy, Richard and James had a large following in America, but the response has far exceeded our expectations. We could film a show every day for the next 6 months and would still not have enough tickets to satisfy the demand.
“Chosen US customers will be contacted over the coming weeks with ticketing details, and all Prime members can look forward to seeing The Grand Tour this Autumn when it launches exclusively on Prime Video.”
The £160 million show will be available to watch exclusively on Amazon Prime, with fans having to pay £79 a year to watch it.