The first episode will begin production in Jo’burg on the 17th of July. The pre-recorded studio section of the programme will be filmed in front of a live audience, housed in a giant tent, which is not a beer tent by the way.
The exciting bit will be that we, as South Africans will be the first to experience the new show. Clarkson tweeted: “So there we are. First stop on our Grand Tour is Johannesburg. Mid July. Details on how to get tickets follow shortly.”May joked on Twitter of their first show: “Here we go. Chosen by Richard Hammond, who’s run out of biltong.” A South African fan asked if they were for real, May replied: “Yes, for real. We’ll have to have a Bra, a Bray, a, oh you know, a South African barbecue,” he wrote. Bring the beers and the boerewors because this is going to be quite the experience.