One of the trio who presents Top Gear
, along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.
Originally from Bristol, he now lives in West London.
Has also worked as a journalist for many years, including Autocar where he was fired for a rather subtle printing message in a particular issue.
Generally the opposite to Jeremy Clarkson, including giving him stick on his rather rash nature, and taking plenty for being much more sensible. Is often patrionisingly called 'Captain Slow' and 'The Christian Motorist'. However, the pair worked together to become the first people to successfully drive a car to the magnetic North Pole.
Also likes to be patriotically British, including referencing the war frequently, drinking real ale and praising old British luxury motors.
James May is every bit as important to Top Gear as Jeremy Clarkson.