Clarkson angers Gypsies with insurance joke on The Grand Tour

Clarkson angers Gypsies with insurance joke on The Grand Tour

The first episode exceeded Amazon's expectations by far and it set the tone for a further 11 episodes as part of the first season.

As stated, not all the service's shows are available in South Africa. The show is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by more than 15,000 customers on Amazon, and now has a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Jeremy Clarkson's new motoring show The Grand Tour may have earned rave reviews, and reached the largest audience of any Amazon TV programme, but not everyone is a fan.

He said: "This is our new travelling studio tent".

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been filming the first season of The Grand Tour in far-flung locations across the globe. "Their creativity, along with the incredible production quality and 4K HDR streaming, has Prime members responding in a big way". The first episode was filmed in the Californian desert, the second one in Johannesburg, the third and fourth one in Withby, United Kingdom.

Amazon offers free 30-day trials to its Prime membership programme, making it possible to watch The Grand Tour and other Amazon shows for free.

In a recent interview, Netflix boss Ted Sarandos revealed how much Amazon paid for the right to stream The Grand Tour: originally, it was believed to have cost the company upwards of $160 million yet Sarandos claims it cost "a quarter of a billion dollars".

The Grand Tour returns to the world wide web tomorrow with the second episode of their already successful new show.