Amazon Video has announced motoring adventure series The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will start on November 18

The Grand Tour, the long-awaited show featuring former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, will premiere on Amazon Video from November 18.

New episodes of the motoring adventure series will be released by Amazon Video to Prime members each Friday.

The first episode of The Grand Tour will feature Jeremy, James and Richard in their first studio tent recording in California, which is being filmed later this month.

Amazon Prime Video EU VP Jay Marine said: “Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favourite team back on screen, so we are very excited to announce the launch date of one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016.

“The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can’t wait for fans to see it weekly from 18th November, only on Amazon Prime Video.”

The former Top Gear presenters committed to three series of The Grand Tour as part of a landmark global TV deal and for the last year, the team have been travelling the world filming this first series in exciting locations across the globe.

Clarkson and co-hosts Hammond and May left the BBC and signed the lucrative deal with Amazon last year in the wake of Clarkson’s attack on Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

Their Grand Tour also includes studio audience recordings filmed in front of a live audience in their giant travelling tent. The team has already brought the tent to Johannesburg and will be heading to California later this month.

Prime members can watch The Grand Tour via the Amazon Video app on smart TVs, streaming media players – including FireTV and FireTV Stick – Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, Wii U, on iOS and Android phones and tablets, and on the web.

Fans can follow The Grand Tour on Facebook and Twitter  and at www.amazon.co.uk/thegrandtour.

Watch a trailer for The Grand Tour: