Jeremy Clarkson set for 20million payday as Amazon plan to run Grand Tour for FIVE years

2016-11-13 03:31:03

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 the programme that Clarkson is heading for a £20million (AUD$33m)bonus before it even hits the air this week.

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His US bosses are considering extending The Grand Tour’s 36-show, three-year deal to 60 episodes over five years.

With Clarkson, 56, said to be on £10million per series of the motoring programme, that means an extra £20million.

His co-hosts James May, 53, and Richard Hammond, 46, plus producer Andy Wilman, 54, are believed to be on £7.2million per series – so they could bank nearly £15million more, sources suggest.

New images from the series show Clarkson, May and Hammond carrying guns during a stunt in Jordan. The trio pretend to be special forces on a mission to rescue the Queen.