Presenter and TV star Jeremy Clarkson has confessed the real reason behind his choice to quit The Grand Tour.

Describing the Prime Video show, the former Top Gear presenter said its filming was “immensely physical” and they ran out of new ideas for the TV show.

Clarkson has appeared in five seasons of the Prime Video show, travelling the world with James May and Richard Hammond test driving different vehicles on adventurous road trips.

Back in December 2023, it was announced that the trio would be returning to The Grand Tour for a final special marking the end of almost 10 years, which Clarkson said felt right.

Jeremy Clarkson reveals reason to quit The Grand Tour

Speaking to The Times, Clarkson said: "We’ve done everything you can do with a car. When we had meetings about what to do next, people just threw their arms in the air.

“(The show) is immensely physical and when you’re unfit and fat and old, which I am … Camping in Mauritania was a stretch.”

Clarkson also said he does not think the move to electric cars across the globe makes “very interesting television”.

“An electric car is no different from a chest freezer or a microwave oven. There’s no glamour or excitement. This week on Top Chest Freezer! I think it suits the written media more,” he said.


The last TV special of the Grand Tour will see the trio explore Zimbabwe.

Although The Grand Tour is ending, the presenter's other Prime Video show Clarkson's Farm is set to return soon.

Clarkson Farm will see Clarkson and his co-star Kaleb Cooper return for a third series as the tackle work at Diddly Squat.

The Grand Tour's final follows news that the BBC had decided to rest hit motoring show Top Gear for the “foreseeable future” after host Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff was seriously injured in a crash during filming in 2022.