Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have filmed their final The Grand Tour (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are reportedly ending their time on The Grand Tour.
The trio first hit our screens together in 2003 on Top Gear, before all three left in 2015.
But it was just months later when they reunited for The Grand Tour, which launched on Amazon Prime in 2016.
However, it’s now been said they’ve filmed their last episode together, after seven years on Amazon Prime.
Metro.co.uk understands that Clarkson, Hammond and May have just returned from shooting in Zimbabwe which will be a final special with the trio, set to launch next year.
The next The Grand tour special set in Mauritania will launch in February 2024, and while options are being explored for the future of a new The Grand Tour, it has yet to be given the greenlight.
A source revealed: ‘It’s a surprising decision and everyone realises it very much marks the end of an era for the three presenters.
The trio first hit our screens together in 2003 for Top Gear (Picture: Jon Furniss/WireImage)
‘The Grand Tour is one of Prime Video’s most watched shows and Jeremy, James and Richard have a devoted following.’
The insider continued to The Sun: ‘But the guys have made no bones about the fact they’re all advancing in years and they have lots of other projects to pursue.
‘They just felt like the time was right and wanted to go out on a high when the show remained popular.’
This comes just days after Top Gear was taken off air by the BBC, following Freddie Flintoff’s horror crash in December 2022.
Earlier this month, the BBC confirmed in a statement that the TV programme had been taken off air ‘for the foreseeable future’, given the ‘exceptional circumstances’.
The broadcaster added: ‘We know resting the show will be disappointing news for fans, but it is the right thing to do.’
Freddie Flintoff was involved in a horror crash in December 2022 (Picture: Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Following the news, Clarkson, 63, recalled his own time on the show, and claimed co-star Hammond, 53, was ‘being airlifted to hospital after yet another accident’ on ‘most days’.
‘He was always taken away in an air ambulance. And we’d kick our heels till he was better. And then the show would go on,’ the presenter wrote in his column in The Sun.
In 2006, Hammond was left in a medically induced coma for three weeks and suffered a frontal lobe brain injury after a 280mph crash.
Speaking about The Grand Tour, in a recent interview May hinted that the presenters would have to ‘stop one day’.
The 60-year-old said the trio are ‘a bit too old for all this now’, adding: ‘We’ll have to stop one day and by my reckoning that terrible day is almost upon us.’
Metro.co.uk has approached reps for Clarkson and May for comment.
The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video.