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The Grand Tour Is Looking For A New Driver For Season 2

Please send audition tapes directly to Jeff Bezos

2y ago

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Today, on The Grand Tour's official YouTube channel, we got a genuine and in-no-way-staged look behind the scenes of test driver Mike Skinner's unceremonious termination. In a decidedly tongue-in-cheek fashion, the presenters acknowledged that Skinner's obnoxious Southern caricature annoyed everybody, including Jeremy, who was forced to make the deadly call and receive a torrent of Southern shouting.

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A couple weeks ago, Skinner casually confirmed on Twitter that he wouldn't be rejoining the cast of The Grand Tour, citing dissatisfaction with the way his character was developed. Most people agreed with him, as the American character was by all accounts a rather silly idea, despite Skinner's obvious congeniality and undoubtable skill as a driver. I'm not sure why they couldn't just keep him on as a driver/sort of fourth presenter, and simply ditch the stupid lines, but that may have been a more drastic change than simply sacking him completely.

The internet has been inundated in the intervening days by literally several comments suggesting possible replacements for Skinner, from other American drivers like Danica Patrick and Tanner Foust, to ex-Stigs Perry McCarthy and Ben Collins.

If you think you've got what it takes, you can probably cold-call Jeff Bezos and ask for the job. Just make sure you aren't fat, clumsy, or slow.

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Comments (45)

  • I think Tanner Foust would be a good fit. I really liked the presenters of the American Top Gear. They just suffered from shitty writing.

      2 years ago
  • I hear Chris Evans might be available....

      2 years ago
  • Pick Danica Patrick please. She just announced her retirement so maybe she will be available :) Or do a different driver every week. Let that be part of bringing on a new celebrity for each show :)

      2 years ago
  • As a professional driver and ticking the requirements for fat, clumsy and slow. Look no further. 🤔

    Driving this IVECO Mundial Beulas flat out on the limit..er, fantastic photo of me executing an over taking maneuver after riding on the bumper of the car in front utilising its slip stream for 13miles..

    Can be paid with KFC bargain buckets or if thats deemed to expensive for your budgets, a Burger from any greasy snack wagon.

      2 years ago
  • Tanner foust would be great, love him at american top gear

      2 years ago
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