'We're done': Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May to leave The Grand Tour

'The Grand Tour' presenters have decided to leave the show credit:Bang Showbiz
'The Grand Tour' presenters have decided to leave the show credit:Bang Showbiz

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are to leave 'The Grand Tour'.

The trio have opted to depart the Amazon Prime series after five seasons, bringing an end to the popular presenting partnership that started on the BBC's 'Top Gear' in 2003.

Asked if the hosts were leaving, Jeremy told The Times newspaper: "We're done. I have reviewed cars on TV since 1989. That's 34 years. And after next year, I won't be doing that any more."

'The Grand Tour' launched in 2016 when the trio secured a big-money deal with the streamer following Clarkson's departure from the BBC the previous year amid a fracas with a 'Top Gear' producer, however the presenters are now keen to focus on their individual projects.

A TV insider told The Sun newspaper: "It's a surprising decision and everyone realises it very much marks the end of an era for the three presenters. 'The Grand Tour' is one of Prime Video's most watched shows and Jeremy, James and Richard have a devoted following. But the guys have made no bones about the fact they’re all advancing in years and they have lots of other projects to pursue.

"They just felt like the time was right and wanted to go out on a high when the show remained popular."

The publication added that Amazon could continue to make the car show but with a new team of hosts.

Jeremy, 63, is set to release at least one more series of his popular show 'Clarkson's Farm' on Prime Video while James, 60, has another of his 'Our Man In...' travelogues in India coming to the streamer very soon.

The news has been revealed just a week following the BBC's announcement that 'Top Gear' would be "rested for the foreseeable future" after presenter Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff suffered serious injuries in an accident while filming last year.