The Grand Tour's Budget And Income Revealed!

the company's accounts have been revealed and the numbers may shock you.

3y ago

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Jeremy Clarkson, his co-hosts James and Richard, and producer Andy Wilman set up a TV production company names W. Chump and Sons in 2015 once they'd left the BBC. This company holds the deal with Amazon to produce The Grand Tour.

W. Chump and Sons, the name being a mix of its owners' names, apparently made a total of £8.39m in pre-tax profits from The Grand Tour's 13 episodes of season 1. The company paid a total of 1.67 million in corporation tax, and the rest went in the owner's pockets.

Not a bad payout indeed!

The company said this in its accounts:

“The profit was driven by television programming produced during the period ended 31 December 2016.

"The directors are keen to continue focusing on producing quality programming whilst ensuring that the company’s overheads are kept stable. The directors are satisfied with the results for the year end and will continue to pursue business opportunities as they arise in the future.”

By taking note of the company's outgoings - a wage bill of £3m and £35.33m turnover (noted as being nearly all “terms of a commissioning agreement”), this indicates that the budget for The Grand Tour is much lower than the expected £160 million.

Amazon have declined to comment on the deal between them and the presenters, but from what we can see, Clarkson, Hammond and May, along with Wilman are doing perfectly well out of the deal!

Bring on Season 2!

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Comments (57)

  • Good on them. Great show. BBC lost a great team.

      3 years ago
  • Best show on tv can't wait for season 2 BBC made a big mistake letting them go

      3 years ago
    • The New Top Gear with Chris Harris is much much better.

        3 years ago
    • Sorry, I forgot that we're on a Jeremy & Friends website.

        3 years ago
  • good on them...great entertaining programme with three great old skool lads

      3 years ago
  • I'm not fussed about the numbers the three old farts make you proper belly laugh and that's priceless

      3 years ago
  • Well worth the money. The BBC must be kicking them selves on letting the go.

      3 years ago
    • Jeff Bezos is thanking his lucky stars so he is, as it rumoured ITV really want these guys but there two year Network ban means Jeff get them and Amazon get well paid to they made their money back easily.

        3 years ago
    • Too true , I bet they are really happy with that guy that got smacked!

        3 years ago
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