Amazon Prime slashes membership fees just in time for The Grand Tour
Amazon Prime has slashed its annual fee from £79 to £59 for new subscribers, just in time for The Grand Tour.
Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show premieres on the on-demand platform this Friday, and those planning to sign up to Amazon Prime to watch the new series will be pleased to learn the service will be £20 off for new sign-ups this week.
New sign-ups will receive unlimited television, film and music streaming, one-day delivery times, photo storage and access to a library of millions of e-books.
The Grand Tour is the brand new motoring series from former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The trio will reunite for what’s been billed as a truly international experience, with filming taking place all over the world.
Clarkson was famously sacked from the BBC and former job at Top Gear after hitting a producer in a dispute over the lack of hot food after filming. He was later signed by Amazon Prime to create a new competitor show in a deal thought to be worth £160 billion.
However, similarities between the old Top Gear and The Grand Tour are likely to be at a minimum – as the BBC is threatening to sue over any similar elements. Segments such as Star in a Reasonably Priced Car are not allowed to continue on The Grand Tour, and, of course, The Stig will not be making any guest appearances.
Clarkson recently joked about the legal restrictions on what he could and couldn’t say on The Grand Tour, revealing that he was unable to remark to audiences that the scenery in Namibia was great because they had previously said that on an old Top Gear episode.