“The Grand Tour” reportedly axed amid newest Clarkson controversy

“The Grand Tour,” Amazon Prime’s automotive present introduced by former ‘High Gear” hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James Could, could also be coming to an finish quickly.

Citing nameless sources, Variety reported on Monday that Amazon’s streaming service will stop working with Clarkson past what the 2 events have already agreed upon.

Clarkson additionally seems within the separate Amazon Prime present “Clarkson’s Farm.”

Filming of latest episodes for each exhibits is presently underway, however in line with Selection there doubtless will not any new episodes of both present past 2024, aside from a attainable closing episode for “The Grand Tour” which will carry over into 2025. That final episode is considered one of 4 closing episodes for the present, in line with Selection.

The report comes after Clarkson made scathing feedback about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in a Dec. 16 article for The Sun, which the newspaper has eliminated.

Within the article, whose title was “Sooner or later, Harold the glove puppet will inform the reality about A Girl Speaking B*****ks,” Clarkson described Harry as being totally managed by Markle, and in addition expressed how a lot he hated Markle.

He additionally referenced a scene from “Recreation of Thrones” through which Lena Headey’s character, Cersei, needed to parade bare whereas townspeople threw their trash at her. Within the article, Clarkson mentioned he dreamed of the identical at some point taking place to Markle.

Amazon Prime hasn’t commented on the controversy, however Clarkson in considered one of a number of public apologies mentioned the streaming service was “incandescent” about his remedy of Harry and Markle, Selection reported.

“The Grand Tour” first appeared on Amazon Prime in 2016 however went on hiatus after 2021 as a consequence of difficulties in filming new episodes brought on by pandemic-related journey restrictions. Amazon Prime initially snagged Clarkson for the present, along with Hammond and Could, after Clarkson was fired by the BBC, the producer of “High Gear,” as a consequence of his 2015 assault on a fellow employees member.