Last year, the BBC lost one of the most loved shows on its channel. No, not Bake Off, I’m talking about Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the BBC, losing them millions of pounds in profits. Who knows, maybe if they kept Top Gear, they might have had enough money to keep Bake Off. Anyway, James May, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson are back with a new show on Amazon Prime – The Grand Tour. And the critics love it.
Ben Travis, writing for the Evening Standard, said it “leaves the BBC’s attempted Top Gear revival in the dust”. It’s well known that Amazon is one of the richest companies in the world, selling third party products globally, as well as offering their own products, such as Kindle, and services like Amazon Prime TV. So they certainly have enough money to buy a few cars and send them to countries.
Jeremy Clarkson tweeted that he’s “Genuinely relieved and grateful” about the show’s success. He was obviously nervous after his numerous mishaps with the BBC, such as racism scandals. Those nerves may have been tingling for a reason, however, as one critic branded the show as taking “few risks”, and the number of new ideas is “dangerously low” when compared to its predecessor.
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