Jeremy Clarkson Responds to Critics of Episode 2 of The Grand Tour

It’s no secret that episode 2 of The Grand Tour, Operation Desert Stumble, has left critics and fans on both sides of the fence with mixed reviews. 

Those reviews have not fell on deaf ears, especially the giant ears of Jeremy Clarkson. With the boys’ new social network project about to launch this coming Monday, Clarkson took to the platform to provide a respond.

Hello everyoneShow two of the Grand Tour is very car light. And that happens again in the Barbados film later in the series.We do this on purpose to entertain the countless people who invariably say, when I sit next to them at a party, “I like your show but why do you put cars on it? – Jeremy Clarkson,

Has Episode 2 changed your expectations of the show?


What do you think?

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  1. I can see both sides of the argument here. Great funny show that appeals to a wider audience than just a car show. Had me in stitches. However what is and will forever be a car show was a bit lacking. I think they could have done the rescue of the Queen scenario much differently. It should have been a challenge where the 3 picked 3 different cars to review. They had to rescue a P.O.W. that had been captured by the south African government and driven to safety at the UK Embassy where the Queen was waiting to give the winner with the fastest car/quickest time a knighthood. Let’s be fair it will be the closest Clarkson will ever get to a knighthood.

  2. Annoyed with the choice for the driver as well. Obviously it was Clarksons choice to pick an idiot that fits his idea of an awful caricature of an American. He’s made it clear throughout the previous show that he doesn’t like us, and he’s using someone to propagate this. I cringe every time the driver opens his mouth. And he’s supposed to represent us? Great.

  3. The three friends together are still magic, my issue is with “the American.” American top gear was rubbish, and the American is bring the rubbish to G.T. I get you can’t bring The Stig. What about the ghost of stiggies past, or the helmed mime. Otherwise, I love the show

  4. TGT is not just a car show. It’s a travel show. And an entertainment show. If the US State Department can declare Top Gear as an entertainment show, I think The Grand Tour has more stakes for being a more well-rounded program for everybody. Having said that, Episode 2 nailed it. My eyes watered for having laughed so hard.

  5. I thought the episode was great. The beauty to the trio is that they bring comedy to what would otherwise be a film version of car & driver magazine. I also appreciate how they walk the line of being politically correct on some things. Also enjoy seeing what local “shade tree mechanics” have to offer in the regions they travel to.

    • I agree. If people like juvenile/childish types of entertainment then good luck to them. A “car show” should focus on cars more as Fifth Gear do (a far superior programme with nicer people )
      Top Gear & TGT are tired formats and pander to those who accept crap.
      So disappointed in the lost opportunity to create a decent programme. I won’t be bothering to watch the 3 fools any more.