Petrol-heads rejoice! Another special of The Grand Tour is on its way, Jeremy Clarkson recently revealed.
Amazon’s car-based reality show, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, is returning for another lap following the release of season four’s first episode in December 2019.
The special, which was filmed in Madagascar four months ago, will be added to season 4 of the show, but here’s everything we know so far about the special’s release date and season 5.
When will The Grand Tour return?
The Grand Tour will be returning this month, according to Jeremy Clarkson with another special based in Madagascar.
According to Clarkson at the end of April, the special was filmed “four months ago” and continued: “Give it to Amazon in three weeks, so if you want to know when the next instalment of The Grand Tour is coming up, ask Amazon, not us.”
The first Grand Tour special was last year: The Grand Tour Presents… Seamen.
Will there be a season five of The Grand Tour come out?
Yes! At least, that’s according to Andy Wilman, the former Top Gear producer who now works on The Grand Tour. Back in July, Wilman made this post, on Instagram:
Given that only half a year has past since the date of the post, it appears that there’s still another year and a half of filming left to be done – which means fans can expect one or two more seasons of The Grand Tour to follow!
Producer Andy Willman also said that he’d love to do The Grand Tour spin-offs, so we’ll keep you updated with any news on that.
Season 4 is still being released, however, with more specials coming in 2020 as announced on The Grand Tour’s official Twitter account:
Just to let you know.— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) January 8, 2020
Yes, another special is coming. We’ve finished filming in Madagascar.
No, we don’t know when it’s coming out yet.
Yes, Season 4 is made up of epic specials.
No, they’re not released weekly.
Yes, we’ll have more info in due course.#TheGrandTour
What happened in season 4 of The Grand Tour?
The Grand Tour’s fourth season saw some major changes to the format, with the show shifting away from the traditional Top Gear-style live audience set-up, towards something more focused on adventure and exploration.
That means they’ve scrapped the popular ‘tent studio’. As Clarkson told the audience at the end of season 3, “although the tent has gone, The Grand Tour goes on.”
Season 4 sees the gang travelling to a wide range of impressive locations, including Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. Fans of Top Gear will remember Clarkson’s previous trip to Southeast Asia, where he sparked controversy in Burma.
Where will the team go in The Grand Tour season 5?
There has been no information released about where the Grand Tour gang will be heading next – although you might want to follow Clarkson et al on social media for occasional updates from the filming.
Given the previous season’s focus on Asia, however, it might be fair to assume that season 5 will take the team elsewhere – perhaps a continent closer to home.
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Who will appear in The Grand Tour Season 5?
Clarkson will inevitably be returning. The former Top Gear host can also be seen as the current presenter of the ITV game show Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? He previously told RadioTimes.com that ‘“I never run out of ideas.”
“Someone asked me, before this series, ‘What can you possibly do with a car that you haven’t already done?’ But my head’s filled with enough ideas for five years,” he said.
Hammond and May are also certain to be seen at Clarkson’s side, extending the collaboration that has been in place since the early days of Top Gear.