So Is The Grand Tour Getting Cancelled Or Not?

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Today has been a turbulent day for Grand Tour fans. Rumours have been doing the rounds on the Internet for many hours, and are showing no signs of stopping.

Fear not, for Shifting Lanes is here to cut through all the nonsense and provide some much-needed clarity on the issue.

JULY 2015: CLARKSON, HAMMOND AND MAY SIGN UP FOR 3 SEASONS OF THE GRAND TOUR

within the next five years i don't want to be fart-arsing around

James may, 2016

The initial contractual agreement between the presenting trio and Amazon Prime Video, which is still in force today, signs the boys up for 36 episodes of The Grand Tour, spread over three seasons. That means we still have an entire, full-length season 3 to come later this year (as well as season 2's Colombia special, of course).

DECEMBER 2016: JAMES MAY SAYS HE WON'T DO THE GRAND TOUR FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS

In an interview with the Radio Times, May said that 'within the next five years I don't want to be fart-arsing around'.

'We have to accept that fairly soon we will be too old for it', he continued. 'Eventually, I want someone else to do it,' he added.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018: JEREMY CLARKSON ANNOUNCES NEW TV VENTURES - ON HIS OWN

Clarkson will be back on terrestrial TV in the coming months - on his own.

11TH MARCH: DAILY MAIL REPORTS THAT THE GRAND TOUR WILL BE AXED AFTER SEASON 3

A MailOnline article reported that Amazon will not renew The Grand Tour for a fourth season, citing unnamed sources.

CLARKSON RESPONDS IN HIS TRADEMARK STYLE ON TWITTER

Clarkson has responded to the reports on Twitter by slamming the Daily Mail and mocking fans for believing the story.

However, he also refrained from announcing a fourth season of TGT.

12TH MARCH: CLARKSON REPORTEDLY CONFIRMS THAT THE RUMOURS ARE FALSE

According to the Daily Star, Clarkson said the following: 'All I will say for now is that, as usual, the reports are inaccurate.' Mirroring his tweets the previous day (see above), he also added that it would be 'hilarious' if anyone believed 'the fucking stories' and thought he would be out of a job.

SO... IS IT BEING CANCELLED OR NOT?

behold and see

William Shakespeare

Quite simply, as yet, we're not sure. We always knew it wouldn't continue indefinitely, but we don't yet know whether or not The Grand Tour will continue beyond Season 3.

My best guess is that no one knows at this point. The current contract doesn't expire until Season 3 has ended, so it's likely that even Amazon and the boys don't know how long it will continue for.

In the words of Shakespeare, behold and see.

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Comments (8)
  • Grand Tour is going down in TV Folklore

    6 months ago
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  • It says signed for thirty six episodes, even if it stops after that it does not mean they were axed. One or the other party decided not to re-up with any more series. Man blown so way out of proportion! I think that these three, and Mr Wilman, have done an incredible job over the years. There getting on in age, and Christ , they sure don't need the money. I wish them all the best in whatever they decide!

    6 months ago
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  • Instead of posting these tabloid-esque articles, why not wait until the situation blows over? Then post one article in summary! It won't be annoying everyone, and will be better anyway.

    6 months ago
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    • Thanks for your comment, Matt. That’s a decent idea, but we choose to publish the news as soon as possible because we wouldn’t want our readers to miss out on the big announcements as...

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      6 months ago
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    • That’s all great in theory, but people will be less inclined to click the next article after they read the same thing 3 times in a row!

      6 months ago
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  • Maybe it should all be in one post that gets updated — otherwise people are reading the old content and getting their hair set aflame when there is a newer post with updated information. That’s how Jalopnik is handling it and Jalopnik is NOT better than Shifting Lanes or DriveTribe! 😁

    6 months ago
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