Jeremy Clarkson's first audience segments for The Grand Tour hit by late flight

Jeremy Clarkson's new Amazon show The Grand Tour has been temporarily grounded as his flight to South Africa to film faced long delays.

Clarkson took to Twitter to ask if fans could provide him with a plane as his scheduled flight was struck with a 12-hour wait.

He is heading to Johannesburg to film the first studio recording for the show, which also stars Richard Hammond and James May.

The pre-recorded studio segments will be filmed in a large tent in front of a live audience in locations around the world.

The Grand Tour will launch on Amazon Prime this autumn.

The trio have already filmed all over the globe.

Clarkson was suspended and then later fired by the BBC last year after a "fracas" that saw him punch Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon.

His co-presenters Hammond and May quit the show shortly after.

Clarkson was replaced on the show by radio DJ Chris Evans, who stood down after just one series at the helm.

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