The Grand Tour to finish filming in Dubai

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 November 2016
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond

James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May's new show 'The Grand Tour' will complete filming in Dubai in December

'The Grand Tour' will finish filming in Dubai.

The Amazon Prime show, hosted by former 'Top Gear' presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, will wrap shooting in the United Arab Emirates city in December with their mobile studio, a giant tent containing a studio audience, placed at the bottom of The Burj Khalifa.

Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Video Europe, said: "After an epic whirlwind trip around the globe, Dubai will be the final chance for fans to come and join Jeremy, Richard and James for the final studio recording of the first ever series of 'The Grand Tour'.

"Demand for tickets has been incredible, so don't miss out and apply today to join the guys in Dubai for the ultimate adventure and an experience to remember."

Jeremy, James and Richard have visited numerous locations throughout their worldwide jaunt, including Lapland, Nashville, Rotterdam, California, Johannesburg and Whitby.

But filming has not always gone to plan with James - who, along with Richard, quit 'Top Gear' after Jeremy was axed following a fracas with a producer - breaking his arm at one stage.

Producer Andy Wilman recently explained: "James fell over the night before filming, coming out of a pub.

"He rang me up and said, 'I've broken my arm.' His car was automatic so we stuck him on Eurostar, pumped him full of drugs and left him to it.

"[James] did more damage to it because he had to keep on going but he's falling to bits anyway. We are not in Usain Bolt territory with that body."

The TV presenter also nearly died when he thought he was going to drown in Venice, Italy.

He said: "I thought I would drown. I couldn't get out of the slippery thing.

"I had completely run out of strength."

What's more, it was recently revealed the new show will face legal action if it bears any similarities to 'Top Gear'.

Andy said: "They got funnier and funnier. We went to Namibia to make a big film. The lawyers got out a film we had done [for 'Top Gear'] in Botswana. The lawyers go through everything and they said, 'There's a scene in ['Top Gear'] where you're in the middle of the Okavango and you go, "This scenery is beautiful", so watch that you don't do that.'

"So we were in the desert in Namibia and we had to go, 'For legal reasons, this scenery is s**t.' "

'The Grand Tour' will launch on November 18, 2016, and episodes will be released weekly for 12 weeks.

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