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.
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A co-presenter of Top Gear.
What a man, real ale drinker and full of hidden unsavoury secrets such as keeping a toothbrush in his car to clean out the air vents.
Out of the 3 of them, James May has to be the coolest!
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One the Former Presenters of show Top Gear now on The Grand Tour. He is also known for being the slowest driver in the world.
Look over there it's James May! He is being passed by my Grandmother!
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A presenter on the motoring show Top Gear, along with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. His nickname is Captain Slow due to the fact that he is the most 'careful' driver of the three. He usually says "oh, cock!" when something (inevitably) goes wrong on the show.
He has presented some of his own TV shows, including 'James May's 20th Century' and 'Oz and James Big Wine Adventure'. He has also been a guest on other shows including Have I Got News For You and The F Word.
James May is the human equivalent of a cup of tea.
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When something or someone is so bad at driving that they somehow manage to stay completely still to the molecular level
Aaron: *pussies out halfway through a powerslide*
Chaz: OMFG, Aaron you are such a James May
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The shed James May built in Top Gear Ground Force and subsequently destroyed by Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond
Richard: Hey did you see Top Gear Ground Force?
Jeremy: I did, I loved James Mays Inconspicuous Shed
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