Who is Richard Hammond?
Richard Hammond is an English journalist, mechanic, and writer. He gained the most recognition when he joined Jeremy Clarkson and James May as co-hosts of the BBC Two automotive program Top Gear from 2002 till 2015.
He started the automobile social media platform DriveTribe in 2016 alongside Clarkson and May where he frequently posts about his tribe, “Hammond’s Fob Jockeys.”
Richard Hammond Age
Hammond is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 19, 1969 in Solihull, Warwickshire, England.
Richard Hammond Height
Hammond stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).
Hammond attended Ripon Grammar School, and later enrolled at Harrogate College of Art and Technology.
Richard Hammond Parents
Hammond’s parents Eileen and Alan Hammond. His father, Alan ran a probate business in the market square. Richard grew up with his two younger brothers namely; Andrew and Nicholas Hammond.
Richard Hammond Wife
Hammond married his loving wife, Amanda Mindy Hammond in May 2002. Amanda works as a columnist for the Daily Express. In their marriage, Richard and his wife are blessed with two daughters namely Isabella and Willow. The couple has been together in marriage for two decades.
Richard Hammond Workshop
On June 21, 2021, Hammond posted on Twitter that he would be producing a Discovery+ program about the restoration of vintage vehicles. The program is still active and he serves as the presenter.
– The Grand Tour
– Top Gear
– Richard Hammond’s Big!
-The Great Escapists
Richard Hammond Socials
Richard Hammond Accident
Hammond started his journey with Top Gear in 2002, after the show began in its new format. Fans and his fellow presenters have occasionally referred to him as “The Hamster” because of his to his name and little stature in comparison to May and Clarkson.
He returned in the opening episode of season 9 to a hero’s welcome, complete with dancing girls, steps modeled after airplanes, and fireworks, following a high-speed dragster crash while filming in September 2006 close to York.
As Richard recounted the day’s events, the crowd excitedly cheered. The event also featured photos of the disaster, which had garnered headlines around the world.
He later asked that the collision never be brought up again, but all three Top Gear hosts have subsequently made jokes about it during the news part of the show.
Richard Hammond Daughters
Hammond and his wife welcomed their first daughter Isabella Hammond in 2001. Their second daughter named Willow was born in 2004.
Why did Hammond leave Top Gear?
On March 31, 2015, Hammond’s contract with Top Gear came to an end. Although friendship would be a comforting explanation for his leaving, it’s possible that there were other factors that kept the three of them together.
He ruled out the prospect of continuing to host Top Gear in April, tweeting that “amidst all this discussion of us “quitting” or not: there’s nothing for me to “quit” not going to quit my friends anyway”