Fans of The Grand Tour will be very much aware that the show’s format has changed dramatically since season 3 with the trio ditching the tent format to focus more on their wild adventures which would normally feature sporadically within each prior season.
However, new information has since been announced by Jeremy Clarkson himself during the most recent DriveTribe Pub Quiz – when host Rachael Hogg asked him a number of questions regarding season 4 and the direction The Grand Tour is taking.
Firstly, she asked Jeremy if they would ever test the Maloo GTSR – a very powerful car that has been gaining a lot of traction in the car world as of late. To which Jeremy simply responded with a simple “no”. This is most likely due to the fact that the three presenters have taken a back seat in regards to reviewing cars in favour for more of an extensive series of adventures instead. Short and sweet from Mr Clarkson, but to be honest, not unexpected considering the way the show is heading.
“But as you know The Grand Tour has changed its format now,” he continued.
“It’s just big adventures, so the days of taking a car to the track and bombing around are sort of gone.”
Jeremy also dropped some news regarding the next episode of the show and when it will air – citing that due to producer Andy Wilman firstly being unwell with what seems like COVID-19 causing things to slow down as well as the editing/voiceover suites being shut due to social distancing regulations. Jeremy is quoted as saying:
“The producer of the show, Andy Wilman, who also edits it for months and months and months, he had to take to his bed a few weeks ago with this weird new flu. Barely able to breathe, I’m not actually making this up, barely able to breathe.”
“Then he coughed his spleen out on a number of occasions – (he) was very, very, very poorly. Anyway, the good news is he’s better but all the edit suites and the voiceover suites and all the places you use to make television programmes are shut. We are working on ways to get around that because we have filmed the programme, it is 94 percent edited. We haven’t put voices to it yet but we can do that we think and as soon as we’ve got all that together, we will get it to Amazon.”
We are glad to hear that Andy Wilman is on the mend and we hope to see the new episode in the near future if social distancing laws are relaxed after the next few weeks – or so we hope!
In the meantime, there are still plenty of episodes to revisit and we will keep you updated as and when any developments arise as always.