Bulletproof Jeremy Clarkson and his sidekicks wield firearms in their new show – and they’re not the only ones going in with all guns blazing. Amazon Prime Video chiefs are so pleased with how The Grand Tour has turned out, that they’re considering extending show’s 36 episode three-year deal to 60 episodes over five years.
With Clarkson said to be on £10million per series of the motoring programme, that means an extra £20million for him. James May, Richard Hammond and producer Andy Wilman are believed to be on £7.2million per series – so they stand to bank an additional £15million each.
A source said: “Everyone at Amazon is hugely delighted with how The Grand Tour is shaping up. It was a huge investment but looks like paying off big time. It is very rare for executives to consider extending a deal before a show hits the air, but they believe Grand Tour is a real winner and want to make as many as possible.”