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Thursday 23 January 2020

May backs 'good' Top Gear hosts

James May
James May

James May has given his seal of approval to the current Top Gear presenting team, saying it is "almost as good" as the original line-up.

The motoring enthusiast previously hosted the BBC Two show for more than a decade alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond until their departure in 2015.

May, who now fronts The Grand Tour with Clarkson and Hammond, told ITV's Good Morning Britain that he does watch Top Gear and he enjoys it.

Amazing

Asked what he thinks of the current line-up - which consists of Andrew Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris - May said: "I think they're almost as good as us, it's amazing.

"So I like it, and I like watching car shows."

Referring to Clarkson, who does not watch his former show, May said: "I don't model myself on Jeremy." In an interview with the Radio Times earlier this year, Clarkson said he could not bring himself to watch the show under another presenting team.

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