Richard Hammond reveals how he managed to get the Top Gear job

5 júl 2020
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He formed one third of potentially the greatest television trio ever, but how did Richard Hammond actually end up bagging the job presenting BBC Top Gear? We sat him down to find out...
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  • I think people don't love Jeremy, James, and Richard because they know about cars the best. I think people have come to love those guys because of their adorable personality. They are sharp enough to keep the show running (to a point), and silly enough to make us laugh. And that's what matters. They may never know who I am, but I'm glad to have live in a time where these guys exist, and I hope they all have a long, wonderful life.

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  • In my book, he's the real iron man, who builds cars... and sometimes crashes them.

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  • I remember when Top Gear was watchable, that was before the May & Hammond days.

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  • Comb your hair mate,...your looking a little homeless.

    Errol FlynnErrol Flynn3 dögum síðan
  • Are those Gran Turismo Sport screenshots on the wall?😆

    Stulch MulchStulch Mulch14 dögum síðan
  • Big up Canterbury 💪🏻

    jasper meajasper mea16 dögum síðan
  • *Who remembers Time Commanders?*

    Mr Solo DoloMr Solo Dolo18 dögum síðan
  • if you could have anyone else's career what would it be? duh, Robert Downy Jr so he could've told that kid he was Iron Man

  • top gear, grand tour...both past tense....dont care....

    FrodoFrodo21 degi síðan síðan
  • I like these interviews better than any of their shows as it’s possible to watch without Jeremy

    K.J. G.K.J. G.26 dögum síðan
  • Ery Nais

    Officer_N64Officer_N6427 dögum síðan
  • He definetly got more handsome with age

    neuroleptikaneuroleptika28 dögum síðan
  • Richard Hamster: destroyer of electric cars and children’s dreams.

    Beverly WarrenBeverly Warren29 dögum síðan
  • Me, walking up to Robert Downey Junior: A-are you Richard Hammond? :o

    Michael SuhMichael SuhMánuði síðan
  • *inspiration*

    Ryan WingateRyan WingateMánuði síðan
  • I remember watching Top gear at 7 years old :(

    Fallout New HoustonFallout New HoustonMánuði síðan
  • iron man?!

    Abhishek ChulaniAbhishek ChulaniMánuði síðan
  • Richard "The American" Hammond.

    James KJames KMánuði síðan
  • Couldn't ever imagine Top gear / Grand Tour without Hamster, just wouldn't be the same. And used to love Total Wipeout!!

    Richard PolakRichard PolakMánuði síðan
  • Sooo.. Richard basically apologised to that kid for not being a fictional rich guy that flies around in a even more fictional iron suit, whose actor would surely die from a real life crash after flying in forementioned suit- while he literally survived a real life high speed crash- wearing a metal suit with jet propulsion. This, is the real life British Ironman. Well, okay, Iron Manlet, to avoid copyright issues.

    MediaMarkFPVMediaMarkFPVMánuði síðan
  • Man hammond is genuinely nice.

    yeah boi!yeah boi!Mánuði síðan
  • My little brother started watching you guys when he was 6 or 7. He also started drawing engines a year or so after, feeling motivated to learn about how cars work. Thank you

    The Little ThingsThe Little ThingsMánuði síðan
  • Men and motors type r review is still one of the best reviews I've seen. Hammond churning for ages

    Cut de Pie FailsCut de Pie FailsMánuði síðan
  • I was at Canterbury College of Art too. Architecture was just across the way from us, in Graphic Design, some years previously I suspect.

    Ian LakerIan LakerMánuði síðan
  • hammond you idiot

    Ahmad GalalAhmad GalalMánuði síðan
  • imagine if richard never got this job

    Hamza KashifHamza KashifMánuði síðan
  • I just realized the prints in the background are actually GTSPORT scape photo

  • "Because he's much older than me" As Richard Hammond is still only 38

    Mr Nightmare23Mr Nightmare23Mánuði síðan
  • I really wish they did more Australian adventure episodes; besides the one from TG, they really missed out on a lot of opportunities.

    Tara WallisTara WallisMánuði síðan
  • Can’t stand the guy

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  • It worked brilliantly in South Africa mate

    Devon Du PlessisDevon Du PlessisMánuði síðan
  • I genuinely thought he was about to say "I got a book recently and I'd really like to learn how to read"

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  • Mike Brewer been telling porkie pies or eating them? He's saying he got Iron Man the job on Top Gear.

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  • You are far more dashing than Robert Downey, Jr. Love Al Pacino, but no you do not look like him.

    Eletha DuffyEletha DuffyMánuði síðan
  • No Jeremiah, car gad bas for helf

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  • Two question's for you Are you proud to be from Birmingham what's is the most underrated car manufacturer

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  • I'm so happy drive tribe exists.

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  • Richard is really cool.

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  • Man. Thank goodness neither of his horrible crashes robbed us of his personality or passion. Especially that first one, a traumatic brain injury like that can completely change someone for life. The world is such a brighter place with him in it just the way he is.

    TheKyleMarkTheKyleMarkMánuði síðan
  • Kind of sad that there probably isn't going to be another full series of The Grand Tour and they're probably only gonna do one-offs now. The appeal of the Specials was it was a nice fun way to end every series ... if it's all they do now then it'll get boring in the end. And pretty much they should put Top Gear out of it's misery now. The last series is much better than the one before it but why did they get rid of Sabine? But it still missing the old Clarkson, Hammond and May magic.

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  • Nice Bloke 👍🏻

    john smithjohn smith2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wow! It’s David Tennant!

    ExtrEmerald ExeusExtrEmerald Exeus2 mánuðum síðan
  • I believe his best episode was at the rained soaked airfield with the Morgan GN, “wolf in sheep’s clothing “

    Kurt LudwigKurt Ludwig2 mánuðum síðan
  • I’m so glad you all met you three gelled and I miss top gear so much thanks for this video 🙏

    Tyrone WhiteheadTyrone Whitehead2 mánuðum síðan
  • Grand tour can not wait 🚗🚗🚗

    Tyrone WhiteheadTyrone Whitehead2 mánuðum síðan
  • Don’t get rid of Oliver 🚗

    Tyrone WhiteheadTyrone Whitehead2 mánuðum síðan
  • It really is the best job on earth, get paid millions to travel the world and drive amazing cars being funny the whole time.

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  • He’s my dad.....I would have noticed! brilliant

    David LockwoodDavid Lockwood2 mánuðum síðan
  • MIKE BREWER got him the job

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  • The greatest man-child who ever lived!!

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  • 4:45 surprise answer!

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  • Mike Brewer says in his video that he got you the job on Top Gear? -

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  • Top Gear worked because it was Clarkson, May and Hammond, three mates obsessing over cars and getting into mischief.

    The BatmanThe Batman2 mánuðum síðan
  • I still cannot forgive them for what they did to Tesla ... shame

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  • The honesty is what my friends and I enjoyed about top gear and now grand tour.

    mitcholobemitcholobe2 mánuðum síðan
  • in all honesty for me it was never about the cars. some of my fav top gear was when you was driving banger you bought from the internet or when you made stuff. its also funny that, james may is the representation of all i hate about plucky britain and things having to be in order, but i couldnt see it working if you guys wasnt together.

    wayne wayo aveyardwayne wayo aveyard2 mánuðum síðan
  • Are you a better artist than Clarkson I have seen his work

    philip streechonphilip streechon2 mánuðum síðan
  • He brushed off that first radio gig like it wasn't the start of his broadcasting career and most likely a foot in the door.

    The TruthThe Truth2 mánuðum síðan
  • I never noticed the Al Pacino thing but Robert Downey Jr. I can't stop seeing

    Bob RobertsBob Roberts2 mánuðum síðan
  • Funny, Mike Brewer is taking credit for Hammond getting the job... Then again this is the same Mike Brewer who claims the Taliban recognised him in Afghanistan and love the show - pinch of salt perhaps?

    Lamont CranstonLamont Cranston2 mánuðum síðan
  • ~"If you could have someone elses career " Answer, "MIKE BREWERS!""

    JETJOOBOYJETJOOBOY2 mánuðum síðan
  • BUT BUT.... What about how MiKE BREWER, "Helped Hammond o get his job on Top Gear"!??!?!?!?1?!?!??!?!?!

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  • Im 10 years old and interested in top gear

    NeonPROD OfficialNeonPROD Official2 mánuðum síðan
  • Are you GameMeneer?

    Drentse RedneckDrentse Redneck2 mánuðum síðan
  • Davie504 should see this

    Alex Newman Veloso dos SantosAlex Newman Veloso dos Santos2 mánuðum síðan
  • Big architect, any of them. Hmm... Albert Speer it is, then.

    Franz LiechtmannFranz Liechtmann2 mánuðum síðan
  • Such a genuine and incredible guy England,Knight him

    Yash MaliYash Mali2 mánuðum síðan
  • NOT that I dont like RDJ but I would rather meet Hamster even once then RDJ 10 times

    Brian ChengBrian Cheng2 mánuðum síðan
  • I’ll start a band with you, Richard!

    Colson WabshawColson Wabshaw2 mánuðum síðan
  • Alright, noted

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  • great guy

    Noam SianiNoam Siani2 mánuðum síðan
  • He was the presenter of total wipe out

    dylan_mccoy 1dylan_mccoy 12 mánuðum síðan
  • I want to know what his favourite bass is.

    J. FoxJ. Fox2 mánuðum síðan
  • I really enjoyed that! Now we need Jezza and Captain Slow 😆

    Miss MooseMiss Moose2 mánuðum síðan
  • I can’t even get a job at a factory lol

    Arabic HarpoonArabic Harpoon2 mánuðum síðan
  • Commented

    Julians TechsationJulians Techsation2 mánuðum síðan
  • I officially volunteer to be a caricature subject for Richard Hammond! Just so long as I can photograph whatever fun car he decides to bring in some scenic location (my fun hobby.)

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  • Now please do the same thing with James May

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  • No questions about being a chopper pilot ?

    TheVagolferTheVagolfer3 mánuðum síðan
  • His Hugh Jackman and Robert downy juniors love child

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  • Well being the bbc they must of bummed him blind n then offered him the job 😂😂😂

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  • He still uses teeth whitener.

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  • This and the last Hammond piece has a MUCH better music level quality, I can hear Hammond fairly easily now.

    Mondoblasto0Mondoblasto03 mánuðum síðan
  • what sweater is that?

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  • Richard Hammond is cool guy. I honestly admit him, James May and Jeremy Clarkson they make a very solid team.

    H-Way TwanH-Way Twan3 mánuðum síðan
  • LOL. That Iron Man story reminded me of my brother telling me they were in an airport and saw Elijah Wood. My nephew started pointing and shouting..."Hey! It's Frodo."

    Jay HomJay Hom3 mánuðum síðan
  • when is the new grand tour i want to know

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  • Hammond got a sling of the Gordon Ramsay forehead

    Oddo DoddoOddo Doddo3 mánuðum síðan
  • couldnt understand some words, mumbles too much

    Mario ComparanMario Comparan3 mánuðum síðan
  • We love you Richard!

    Mike Eagle IIIMike Eagle III3 mánuðum síðan
  • Our Family Car was a green Renault Laguna :D

    John SnowJohn Snow3 mánuðum síðan
  • We have to see the audition tape

    Yug VijanYug Vijan3 mánuðum síðan
  • 5:25 oh, youre only one of the greatest tv show hosts countless people know and someone so many of us would simply love meet once and simply enjoy your company.... yeah, nothing special i guess.... just imagine how many people across the world had a great time watching your shows

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  • You guys were truly part of my childhood and it warms my heart every time I see any of you guys!

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  • What I find interesting about Richard is that the original Richard flipped into an alternate dimension when he had his big crash, no the other one. Trading places with the Richard in that Dimension. Being the Evil Twin Dimension Richard then grew a Goatee as is the custom so it was clear he was a different Richard Hammond.

    Rob ElliottRob Elliott3 mánuðum síðan
  • Such a humble guy!

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  • Without Hammond, Top Gear wouldn't have been. That show was made by those Three. Cheers!

    Ryan EllisRyan Ellis3 mánuðum síðan
  • The heart of a lion.

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  • Hamster! Can’t wait to see u crash....

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