After a long wait, the first episode of The Grand Tour is finally available on the Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service.
The episode, which stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, follows the ex-Top Gear presenters as they test out three hybrid hypercars in the Californian desert alongside hundreds of other cars and thousands of people.
A boon for Amazon Prime
For many years Top Gear was a jewel in the BBC’s crown, and regularly pulled in millions of viewers.
However the trio left the show after Clarkson was fired for punching a producer over the quality of the catering that had been provided on a shoot.
Amazon reportedly paid many millions to secure the trio, which a senior Netflix executive declared to be not worth it.
However Amazon appears to have turned the show into its flagship production, integrating Clarkson into advertising for its Fire TV hardware.
- The Grand Tour has earned a place in our list of the best shows on Amazon Prime.