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James May

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James May
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Notable Roles Presenter of Top Gear
Notable Episodes
Awards

James May was born January 16, 1963 in Bristol, England. He is a writer and broadcaster who specializes in motoring. He writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph newspaper and is a host for the BBC motoring program Top Gear.

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Biography

May was educated at the Oakwood Comprehensive School (now Oakwood Technology College) in Rotherdam, South Yorkshire, England before graduating from Lancaster University with a degree in Music. After completing his degree, James worked at several publications and as a sub-editor for Autocar magazine. He currently writes a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph and is also a contributor to the BBC’s Top Gear magazine.

James presented Driven on Channel 4 before joining Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in the second season of BBC’s Top Gear, a motoring program. He has also made guest appearances on Ready, Steady, Cook, BBC Breakfast, and 20th Century Roadshow. In addition to his presence on television, James has been a guest on BBC Radio discussing motoring.

May has written a book called May on Motors, a collection of his columns from The Daily Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday, Car magazine, and Top Gear magazine.

He is unmarried and lives in Hammersmith, West London, England.

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Awards and Accolades

Trivia

  • Cars!: May owns several cars including a Bentley T2, a Range Rover, a Porsche 911, and a Porsche Boxster S.
  • Captain Slow: May is well-known for usually finishing last in Top Gear challenges. His co-presenters have thus nicknamed him "Captain Slow".