The Colombia Special is the third special episode of the Amazon Prime motoring series The Grand Tour, presented by ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Originally, the special was meant to be filmed in October, 2017 however, following Clarkson's diagnosis with pneumonia, these plans were delayed until January, 2018. It aired on the 25th and 26th of January 2019 as the second and third episode of the show's third series.
Due to the late filming of the episode, it did not air with the rest of The Grand Tour's second series. Clarkson revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that it would likely go to air in mid-2018 as a standalone episode. The special in Colombia was also corroborated by the New York Post. The episode never aired in 2018, however, and was delayed until 2019.
The presenters are dropped into the wilds of South America in an attempt to become wildlife photographers. Using a trio of offroad vehicles, the presenters set off on an epic journey that sees them travel the length of the beautiful but treacherous nation of Colombia.
|Fiat Panda 4x4||James May|
|Jeep Wrangler||Jeremy Clarkson|
|Chevrolet Silverado Monster Truck||Richard Hammond|
The show was initially planned for the second series but due to Clarkson's pneumonia and Hammond's broken leg, it was filmed when the second series aired and aired itself during the shows third series.
- It was the first episode of The Grand Tour to be filmed in South America and marked the first time Clarkson, Hammond, and May visited the South American continent since Top Gear's infamous Patagonia Special.
- Clarkson still owns the Jeep Wrangler in 2020, kept on his farm.