No one seems all that upset that The Grand Tour has decided to part ways with “the American” Mike Skinner for series two. The NASCAR driver was unpopular with fans and the Amazon car show has spent months searching for his replacement.
With series two currently airing, they’ve finally introduced her – yes, HER – to viewers.
Clarkson & co have broken new ground with their latest hire, selecting a female driver – Abbie Eaton – after nine months spent auditioning “everyone we could think of”.
The team have tested out “former F1 drivers, rally drivers, stunt drivers, test drivers” until they ended up with the fastest. “And here she is…” teased Clarkson before showing footage of Eaton tearing up the track.