The Grand Tour: fans from more than 100 countries want to visit Whitby

The Grand Tour fans from more than 100 countries want to visit Whitby

The Grand Tour: fans from more than 100 countries want to visit Whitby

Jeremy Clarkson fans eager to see The Grand Tour being filmed in the county where the infamous fracas took place have bombarded Amazon with applications – with devotees from more than 100 countries worldwide filling in the form last week.

The show announced amongst a plethora of Paris Motor Show news on Thursday that it was taking applications to see it being filmed on the UK leg of The Grand Tour.

Fans were asked to justify why they should be chosen and who their favourite presenter is – with applications closing after just 48 hours.

“We are thrilled with the huge demand for tickets to the first UK recording of The Grand Tour and it is amazing that Jeremy, James and Richard have captured the attention of fans in more than 100 countries,” said Jay Marine, Amazon Video EU’s vice president.

Applications from fans were received from every region in the UK – with the highest percentage from Amazon customers in Yorkshire (19%), followed by the South East (16%) and North West (10%).

Scotland (4%), Wales (3%) and Northern Ireland (2%) were less keen to see the Top Gear trio.

Marine added: “Chosen fans will be contacted over the coming weeks with ticketing details, and all Prime members can look forward to seeing The Grand Tour on 18th November when it launches exclusively on Prime Video.”

The Grand Tour: fans from more than 100 countries want to visit Whitby

You’re invited to join Clarkson’s Grand Tour in Whitby


With filming underway for The Grand Tour, the ex-Top Gear trio have announced they will be filming in front of a live studio audience in North Yorkshire. Yes, that’s right: Clarkson, Hammond and May will be in Whitby.

It’s the first UK stop for The Grand Tour, which will also visit Johannesburg and California. Jezza and the gang will follow in the footsteps of Bram Stoker and Captain Cook, who are both linked with the seaside town. Stoker stayed in the Royal Hotel and is said to have based Dracula on the town.

No comments about rare steaks, please.

Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Video Europe, said: “We were blown away by the customer demand for tickets to our studio tent recordings in Johannesburg and California and today we are excited to announce that the guys are coming home!

“Our first UK stop on The Grand Tour will be the historic North Yorkshire town of Whitby, so we invite fans to get in early to join Jeremy, Richard and James for thrills, spills and fish and chips by the seaside.”

But no steak. Definitely no steak.

Amazon’s website suggests filming will be taking place on the 13th and 14th October and that ‘audience participation is key’. Applicants must say why they want to go and, curiously, which of the presenters they most like and why.

The Grand Tour will launch on 18th November 2016 exclusively for Amazon Prime members. If you fancy standing in a big tent in Whitby, you’ll need to be quick, as entries are only open for two days and will close at midnight on Friday 30th September.

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