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Johannesburg Announced as the Location for the First Ever Studio Audience Recording for Clarkson, Hammond & May’s New Amazon Original Series The Grand Tour, Debuting on Prime Video

Three lucky fans from countries around the world will win a pair of tickets, travel and accommodation for first studio recording which will take place in South Africa in July

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2016-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that the first ever studio recording of the new Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Amazon Original Series The Grand Tour will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July. The pre-recorded studio section of the program will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent.

To celebrate, Amazon is giving fans in countries around the world the opportunity to win one of three pairs of tickets, travel and accommodation to be part of the recording in Johannesburg. To enter, and give inspiration to Jeremy, Richard and James on potential locations for their traveling tent, customers should share a photo or video of the most unusual place they’ve ever pitched a tent via Twitter, using the hashtag #TheGrandTourJoburg. The top 10 entries shared by June 8 will be shortlisted by an Amazon Prime Video panel, and the final winners will be picked by Clarkson, Hammond and May. Complete details can be found at www.amazon.co.uk/Joburg.

“We love that Jeremy, Richard and James are touring the studio recordings of The Grand Tour, bringing this Amazon Original Series to fans around the world,” said Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe. “Given the popularity of Jeremy, Richard and James in South Africa, Johannesburg is a fantastic place to start. We’re excited to give fans the opportunity to be part of the first ever live studio audience for The Grand Tour.”

The Grand Tour will launch this fall for Amazon Prime members and the new travelling format means Amazon Video customers around the world will have the chance to be in the audience for the recordings in their country when tickets are released through sweepstakes this summer. Details of the location schedule and information on how to apply for tickets will be announced shortly. Fans can follow The Grand Tour on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thegrandtour) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/thegrandtour) and at www.amazon.com/thegrandtour to get news about the show first.

The Grand Tour joins Prime Video’s lineup of award-winning and critically-acclaimed TV shows and movies, which includes series like Mr. Robot, Downton Abbey, The Americans, Orphan Black, and Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle and kid series Tumble Leaf, and Chi-Raq. Prime members can choose to stream or download from Prime Video, to make keeping up with their new favorite shows effortless, whether on the move or at home.

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