As co-presenter of the iconic motoring programme Top Gear, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, James May became one of the UK's best known TV presenters. But James' TV career isn't just about fast cars and other hair-raising motoring escapades. He has also hosted a number of popular programmes under his own steam, including the BBC's James May's Big Ideas, a science fiction documentary broadcast from all around the globe, James May's Top Toys, Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure, Oz And James Drink To Britain, James May's 20th Century, James May's Big Ideas, James May On The Moon, and James May's Things You Need To Know.
James' ability to take on any challenge is illustrated by the 2012 special of James May's Toy Stories, called Flight Club, when he and his team built a huge toy glider that successfully flew 22 miles (35 km) from Devon to the island of Lundy. The following year, James created a life size, fully functional motorcycle and sidecar made entirely out of Meccano! Joined by Oz Clark, he then completed a full lap of the Isle of Man TT Course!
In addition to his TV work, James is also a highly respected journalist, contributing columns to leading newspapers and magazines, including Autocar Magazine, Car Magazine, Top Gear Magazine, and a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph's Motoring section. He has also written many books, including May on Motors: On the Road (with James May), Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure (with Oz Clark), James May's Car Fever, James May's Toy Stories, James May's Man Lab: The Book of Usefulness, and James May: On Board.
James May has a wealth of corporate experience, working with many leading companies. His relaxed style, coupled with his sharp humour, dry wit and exuberant personality, make him an ideal choice as an After-dinner Speaker or Awards Host, or for Personal Appearances. To book him for your Event, contact Prime Performers for more information, either through our online booking enquiry form or by calling us on 020 7251 8222.
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