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Richard Hammond Knocked Off Motorbike Twice

11th September 2014

Accident-prone British Tv presenter Richard Hammond was knocked off his motorcycle twice in one month.Hammond, who co-presents hit Bbc motoring show Top Gear, told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper how in one incident a driver reversed...

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Jeremy Clarkson Racism: So What Happens Now?

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th July 2014

The most pointless announcement in the history of the Internet was made yesterday when Ofcom said Jeremy Clarkson had purposely used a racist epithet to describe another human being. Everyone knows the Top Gear presenter...

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Ofcom Condemns Clarkson And Top Gear Over Racial Slur

By Ed Biggs | 28th July 2014

The BBC has come under fire after it was ruled that Jeremy Clarkson “deliberately” used racist terminology during ‘Top Gear’’s Burma special.Broadcast in March this year, the presenter along with his co-hosts Richard Hammond and...

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Jeremy Clarkson's Chequered History With Not Saying Racist Things

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th May 2014

One Google search for “Jeremy Clarkson racist” will throw up 917,000 results. And there’s a reason for that. The controversial BBC presenter has had more than his fair share of chances when it comes to...

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Fascinating Fact: 3587311

4th April 2013

British Tv presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are set to get animated for U.S. cartoon comedy Phineas And Ferb. The trio, which fronts Britain's Top Gear auto show, will voice racing commentators...

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Jeremy Clarkson Set For Huge Windfall In Top Gear Deal

By Michael West | 28th September 2012

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a new deal, ensuring Top Gear’s future for the next three years. The deal is likely to involve a huge windfall for Clarkson...

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Richard Hammond Undergoes Kidney Stone Surgery

22nd July 2012

British TV presenter Richard Hammond is recovering after undergoing kidney stone surgery.The Top Gear star took to his Twitter.com page on Friday (20Jul12) to tell followers he was in hospital to have the stone removed....

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Richard Hammond Sets Himself On Fire

13th July 2012

TV presenter Richard Hammond has filmed his most explosive stunt to date by setting himself on fire.The brave Brit was almost entirely engulfed in flames as he shot the daring scene in Los Angeles for...

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Total Wipeout Is No More, After Bbc Axing

29th March 2012

Total Wipeout, the BBC show fronted by Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond and AMANDA BYRAM, has been axed by the BBC. The show, which features contestants attempting to negotiate the "world's toughest obstacle course" was...

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Hop Can't Boost Box Office

5th April 2011

Hop didn't jump quite so far as Universal had estimated. Still, with $37.5 million, it performed better than analysts had predicted going into the weekend. Weekend estimates, which are released on Sunday, are based on...

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"Vulgar" Mexican Stereotypes Allowed By U.k. Watchdog

5th April 2011

OFCOM, the British television watchdog, has refused to reprimand the BBC for an episode of its comedy talk show Top Gear in which host Richard Hammond joked that cars reflect the characteristics of their countries....

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Stig Unmasked As Former Racer Ben Collins

20th January 2009

The true identity of the Stig, the masked test driver on Top Gear, has been revealed, with former racing driver Ben Collins reportedly the man behind the wheel.A cult character, the Stig is responsible for...

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Bbc2 Controller Says Top Gear Team Will Stay

11th July 2008

BBC2 controller Roly Keating has denied press speculation that the three-strong Top Gear presenting team could split over a contract dispute.The Media Guardian section of the Guardian newspaper had reported last week that James May...

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Top Gear Presenters Demand Equal Pay

5th July 2008

Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond and James May are said to be threatening to quit unless they receive the same pay as Jeremy Clarkson.Media reports have claimed that while Clarkson is paid a reputed 1...

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Pm Praises Rowling After Outstanding Achievement Win

10th April 2008

The prime minister has paid tribute to JK Rowling after she was awarded an outstanding achievement prize at the 2008 Galaxy British Book awards.Gordon Brown said he and his wife Sarah were "lucky enough" to...

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Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

15th March 2008

The BBC said a mystery donor gave 5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to 19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

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Mystery Donor Gave £5.5 Million To Bbc's Sports Relief Appeal

15th March 2008

The BBC said a mystery donor gave 5.5 million to the BBC's Sports Relief appeal, pushing the total from last night's telethon to 19 million.Organisers are investigating whether the money, described as from a "good...

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Top Gear Set For Worldwide Live "Theatre Experience"

14th March 2008

The BBC has confirmed Top Gear is set to tour the globe as part of a live "theatre experience".The motoring show will travel to 15 countries in the next 18 months with Jeremy Clarkson already...

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Top Gear Host Hammond Admits To 'Depression' Since Crash

25th February 2008

Richard Hammond has admitted to suffering from depression since the car crash that nearly killed him in 2006.The Top Gear presenter made a miraculous recovery in 2006 after his jet-powered dragster careered off an airfield...

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Ant And Dec Crowned Tv Kings

12th January 2008

Over half of Britons saw Ant and Dec at least once during 2007, making them the most-watched TV presenters of the year, a survey says.The I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Saturday...

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Clarkson Lights Up Smoking Row

15th October 2007

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May have earned the wrath of anti-smoking campaigners for appearing to flout the public places smoking ban on their BBC2 show.The pair lit Porsche-branded pipes on the show...

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Hammond Admits Crash Recovery "Frightening"

21st September 2007

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond has revealed his brain played some tricks on him as he recovered from his high-speed crash last autumn.The much-loved 'Hamster', who suffered brain damage after his 288mph accident at Elvington...

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British Tv Host Critically Injured In On-camera Car Test

21st September 2006

Richard Hammond, the host of a popular BBC program titled Top Gear, was critically injured Wednesday as he attempted to drive a jet-powered car at a speed of 300 miles per hour on an airfield...

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