James May

James May

James May Quick Links

News Pictures Quotes RSS

James May Says BBC Was "Harsh" To Broadcast 'Top Gear' Best Of Episodes


James May Chris Evans Jeremy Clarkson

Former ‘Top Gear’ presenter James May has criticised the BBC for broadcasting two ‘best of’ episodes over the Christmas period, just as new presenter Chris Evans is struggling to revive the motoring show without its star presenters later this year.

May, who will be unveiling the new, as yet untitled show alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond on Amazon Prime later in 2016, spoke to the Radio Times about his thoughts on the revived ‘Top Gear’ when it returns this year. He described the decision to air the special compilation ‘Top Gear: From A to Z’ episodes as “harsh”.

James MayJames May performing on the Clarkson, Hammond & May tour in November 2015

Continue reading: James May Says BBC Was "Harsh" To Broadcast 'Top Gear' Best Of Episodes

Clarkson Hammond May Live At The O2 London

James May - Clarkson Hammond May live at the O2 London - London, United Kingdom - Friday 27th November 2015

James May
James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May

Jeremy Clarkson Is Back On The Beeb At Christmas


Jeremy Clarkson James May Richard Hammond

There was one point in Jeremy Clarkson’s career where no one thought he would ever be de-throned from his top spot at the BBC. Fast forward a few months and a fracas later and Clarkson at the BBC seems more unlikely than Clarkson in a bad car.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy and his fracas caused all sorts of problems for the BBC

However, fans of the former Top Gear presenter will get a chance to see the lanky chap back on the Beeb as part of a Top Gear Christmas special - featuring all of the best bits from the show fronted by Clarkson, May and Hammond.

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Is Back On The Beeb At Christmas

James May Reckons The Revived 'Top Gear' Will Be A "Credible Rival" To Amazon Show


James May Richard Hammond Jeremy Clarkson

Though he’s just commenced filming the much-talked about Amazon Prime series along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, former ‘Top Gear’ co-presenter James May reckons that whatever the BBC comes up with in their absence will be a “credible rival” for their own show.

The 52 year old former BBC presenter, who along with Hammond followed Clarkson out of the door at the network after the latter was sacked following the infamous ‘fracas’ in March, appeared on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and said that he wasn’t concerned about the competition from their former employers, according to the Mirror.

James MayJames May leaving the BBC in June 2015

Continue reading: James May Reckons The Revived 'Top Gear' Will Be A "Credible Rival" To Amazon Show

Jeremy Clarkson To Face Argentinian Jail Over Licence Plate Controversy?


Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May

A court in Argentina is re-opening a criminal investigation against Jeremy Clarkson and ‘Top Gear’, with regard to the controversial Christmas special episode set in the South American state, with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence for the former presenter.

Clarkson and his ‘Top Gear’ colleague Richard Hammond and James May sparked fury in the southern-most province of Tierra Del Fuego in October last year, when Clarkson drove the whole 1,400 mile trip in a red Porsche with the licence plate H982 FKL – taken to be a reference to the Falklands War between Argentina and Britain by irate locals and veterans of the conflict.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson being interviewed by new 'Top Gear' host Chris Evans in 2015

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Face Argentinian Jail Over Licence Plate Controversy?

Chris Evans Has His New Top Gear Team


Chris Evans Jeremy Clarkson James May Richard Hammond

The Top Gear presenting line-up - it’s had more drama than the cobbles of Corrie and the square of Eastenders. Since Jeremy Clarkson had his contract ended with the BBC One show after a fracas with a producer, there’s been rumours (Jodie Kidd), possibilities (Jensen Button) and definite nos (Sue Perkins, who had to quit Twitter after the trolls told her they didn’t want to see her on the show).

Chris EvansChris Evans has picked a team for the new Top Gear series

Now Chris Evans, the one constant since the trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond left, has revealed that the newest line-up has been picked and there will be “announcements pending”.

Continue reading: Chris Evans Has His New Top Gear Team

Jeremy Clarkson Thought About Doing "Nothing At All" After 'Top Gear' Exit, Until Netflix Offer


Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May

Jeremy Clarkson has said he considered doing “nothing at all” after his axing from 'Top Gear' earlier this year, until Amazon Prime came to the rescue. Writing in his Sunday Times column, Clarkson also said he had no idea that his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond would refuse to do the show without him.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson considered doing “nothing at all”, after ‘Top Gear’ axing.

Writing about his feelings in the days after his firing, Clarkson said, “I didn’t really know what I was going to do. A large part of me considering the appealing option of ‘nothing at all’. A smaller part thought I should change tack and do a programme about farming.”

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson Thought About Doing "Nothing At All" After 'Top Gear' Exit, Until Netflix Offer

Jeremy Clarkson 'Entered Rehab For Stress' After 'Top Gear' Axing


Jeremy Clarkson James May Richard Hammond

Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was sent to rehab over the summer, following his sacking from ‘Top Gear’. The presenter said he was ordered to take a "complete break” by doctors, due to the stress of dealing with his exit from the BBC series. Clarkson left the show in March following a much publicised 'fracas' with producer, Oisin Tymon.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson has revealed he entered rehab for stress over the summer.

Writing in his Sunday Times column Clarkson said, 'Back in the summer it was decided by people with serious faces and stethoscopes that I needed a complete break. And they weren't talking about two weeks in the sun with a book, and a million cocktail parties every night. They were talking about a whole month in the Stone Age.’

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson 'Entered Rehab For Stress' After 'Top Gear' Axing

Could The New Clarkson, Hammond And May Amazon Show Be Called 'Gear Knobs'?


Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May

The new Amazon motoring show to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May might be getting a rather bizarre title. Legal documents unearthed in a new report suggest that the upcoming show might have the name ‘Gear Knobs’. Okaaaay…

A trademark application, filed two weeks before the former ‘Top Gear’ trio announced their new deal with Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service on July 30th, was discovered by BuzzFeed. This suggests that Clarkson and co. will not only be sticking with the kind of laddish humour that’s made them globally popular, but have also decided to annoy their former BBC employers in the process.

Jeremy ClarksonClarkson's new Amazon motoring show could have an extremely bizarre title

Continue reading: Could The New Clarkson, Hammond And May Amazon Show Be Called 'Gear Knobs'?

Jeremy Clarkson To Net Nearly £10 Million Per Series Of New Amazon Show


Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May

A new report has suggested that Jeremy Clarkson will be the highest-earning TV host in Britain, earning close to £10 million per series of his new show on Amazon Prime with former ‘Top Gear’ co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May.

A source told The Daily Mirror on Thursday evening (August 27th) that Clarkson, who was unceremoniously axed from the BBC earlier this year after punching one of ‘Top Gear’s producers, will be paid nearly £800,000 per episode of the new series, which is set to debut in mid-2016.

Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson will apparently be earning nearly £800k per episode of the new Amazon show

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Net Nearly £10 Million Per Series Of New Amazon Show

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond And James May's New Amazon Show Has A Massive £160 Million Budget


Jeremy Clarkson Richard Hammond James May

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, the former ‘Top Gear’ trio, last week announced they’d signed a deal with Amazon Prime to front a new motoring show on the streaming service. But for those wondering how much it cost Amazon to nab the three presenters, the answer is reportedly a whopping £160 million.

jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are headed to Amazon with a new series.

Yes according to former 'Top Gear' producer Andy Wilman, who has also jumped ship with the trio, Amazon reportedly promised the presenters a budget of £160 million to lure them away from competitors such as Netflix.

Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond And James May's New Amazon Show Has A Massive £160 Million Budget

'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' At The Allphones Arena

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Allphones Arena in Sydney at Allphones Arena - Sydney, Australia - Saturday 25th July 2015

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond
James May and Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May

Celebrities At The BBC Studios

James May - Celebrities at the BBC Studios - James May at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

James May
James May

'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' At The Motorpoint Arena Sheffield

James May - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield at Sheffield Arena - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Friday 5th June 2015

James May
James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson and James May

'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' At The Odyssey Arena

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - 'Clarkson, Hammond & May Live' at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast at Odyssey Arena - Belfast, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd May 2015

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond
Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May
James May

James May Quick Links

News Pictures Quotes RSS
Advertisement

James May

Date of birth

16th January, 1963

Occupation

TV Presenter

Sex

Male

Height

1.82




Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.