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Johannesburg Announced as the Location for the First Ever Studio Audience Recording for New Amazon Prime Show The Grand Tour

02 June 2016

Three lucky fans from countries around the world will win a pair of tickets, travel and accommodation for first studio recording which will take place in South Africa in July

Amazon today announced that the first ever studio recording of the new Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July. The pre-recorded studio section of the programme will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent.

To celebrate, Amazon is giving fans in countries around the world the opportunity to win one of three pairs of tickets, travel and accommodation to be part of the recording in Johannesburg. To enter, and give inspiration to Jeremy, Richard and James on potential locations for their travelling tent, customers should share a photo or video of the most unusual place they’ve ever pitched a tent via Twitter, using the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg. The top 10 entries shared by the closing date of 8th June will be shortlisted by an Amazon Prime Video panel, and the final winners will be picked by Clarkson, Hammond and May. Full details can be found here.




“We love that Jeremy, Richard and James are touring the studio recordings of The Grand Tour, bringing this Amazon Prime show to fans around the world,”  said Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe. “Given the popularity of Jeremy, Richard and James in South Africa, Johannesburg is a fantastic place to start. We’re excited to give fans the opportunity to be part of the first ever live studio audience for The Grand Tour.”

The Grand Tour will launch in autumn 2016 exclusively for Amazon Prime members and the new travelling format means Amazon Video customers around the world will have the chance to be in the audience for the recordings in their country when tickets are released through prize draws this summer. Details of the location schedule and information on how to apply for tickets will be announced shortly. Fans can follow The Grand Tour on Facebook and Twitter and Amazon to get news about the show first.




The Grand Tour joins Amazon Prime’s line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed TV shows and movies. Prime Video is the only place to stream Amazon exclusive shows like Preacher, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Vikings, Casual, and Amazon Original Series like The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Red Oaks and the Michael Connelly based cop drama Bosch. Prime members can choose to stream or download from Prime Video, to make keeping up with their new favourite shows effortless, whether on the move or at home.

In addition to The Grand Tour and thousands more movies and TV episodes available to stream, Prime members also enjoy One-Day Delivery on millions of products, streaming and download of more than one million songs, unlimited photo storage, early access to Lightning Deals and one million Kindle books to borrow. Amazon customers who are not already members can start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here.

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