Richard Hammond

  • Full name: Richard Mark Hammond
  • Date of birth: 19 December 1969
  • Place of birth: Shirley, Solihull, England
  • Spouse: Amanda Hammond
  • Children: Isabella, Willow

Richard Hammond is a British television presenter, journalist, and writer, best known as the co-host of the popular motoring show Top Gear. He was born on December 19, 1969, in Solihull, England. Hammond began his career as a presenter on various British television shows, including Brainiac: Science Abuse and The Gadget Show. He joined the BBC’s Top Gear in 2002, where he quickly became known for his enthusiastic and humorous approach to motoring.

Hammond’s popularity on the car show led to him becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the world of television and motoring. He is known for his charming personality, his passion for cars, and his ability to make even the most complex motoring topics accessible and entertaining to a wide audience.

In 2015, following the departure of fellow Top Gear co-host Jeremy Clarkson, Hammond joined with Clarkson and James May to launch a new motoring show called The Grand Tour, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2016.

In 2006, Hammond suffered a near-fatal crash while filming a segment for Top Gear. Despite this setback, he returned to the show and continued to present and write about cars and motoring. He is known for his determination and positive attitude, and continues to be a popular figure in the world of television and entertainment.

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