Episode 1 of The Grand Tour gets rapturous response from fans

Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring adventure series The Grand Tour is available now on Amazon Prime – and fans have responded with universal praise to the first episode

The Grand Tour’s debut episode received rave reviews when it premiered on Amazon Prime Video, but was constantly compared to the presenters’ former show Top Gear.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were praised for the opening episode, with viewers telling the BBC to ‘give up’ on the next series of Top Gear.

Celebrities and journalists led the way in praising the new show, with This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield saying it was worth the wait.


Daily Express TV reporter Neela Debnath said the first episode resembled a ‘Hollywood blockbuster’, adding it was ‘basically like Top Gear on steroids”.

Her call was echoed by fans who stayed up late to watch the new show.


Top Gear was called “dead” and “toast” by viewers of The Grand Tour.


The controversial Clarkson was back to his best, according to viewers.


Although there were some fans who missed old aspects of the BBC programme.


Fans of Top Gear said the BBC and Matt Le Blanc have really got their work cut out when the next series return.


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