It has been confirmed today that former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been signed up by Amazon for a new motoring show to rival that of their former employers.
The announcement comes after months of speculation as to what new venture the trio would undertake.
Their new motoring programme will be broadcast on Amazon’s on-demand TV service, Amazon Prime, after the US giant beat off competition from ITV and its online rival, Netflix.
Amazon UK announced the deal for the "all-new car show" this morning on Instagram.
Clarkson, Hammond, May and the former executive producer for Top Gear Andy Wilman have signed a three-series deal with Amazon with production on the first series to begin soon with the launch taking place next year.
I'm very excited to announce that Hammond, May and I have signed a deal with .@AmazonVideo
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) July 30, 2015
I've got a job I've got a job I've got a job.
Haircut, clean jeans and practice driving again. Forrrrwaaaaaaaard!!
— Richard Hammond (@RichardHammond) July 30, 2015
— James May (@MrJamesMay) July 30, 2015
Yay, they're back, but it does pose a problem for Irish viewers because Amazon Prime isn't available in Ireland.
So far, Amazon Prime, Amazon's version of Netflix for all intents and purposes, is available in the UK, US, Japan and a small number of other countries but given that it's only available in a select few countries, It's hard to imagine Ireland being high on the priority list for rolling the service out unfortunately.
Get your act together Amazon, we need our fix of the 3 amigos.