James May was presenter of Top Gear, alongside Jeremy Clarkson. He has also travelled with Oz Clark sampling wines of the world, and has his own YouTube channel which is a mix of science, technology and humour. James' laid back demeanour teamed with his quick wit, make James May an excellent after dinner speaker for any event.
James May is a TV Presenter, after dinner speaker, and motoring journalist.
Famed as one of the former presenters of Top Gear, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, his relaxed and professional manner, combined with sharp with and exuberant personality make him the ideal choice as an after dinner speaker at corporate events.
In 2016, James moved to Amazon Prime alongside his fellow former Top Gear presenters, where the premiere of their new motoring show, ‘The Grand Tour’ broke streaming records of all previous Amazon shows.
Prior to joining Top Gear, May presented Driven on Channel 4, and had also co-hosted coverage of the London Boat Show.
Other TV credits include, BBC2 special, James May's Top Toys, where he re-lived his childhood: playing with machine guns, blowing up “Action Man” and recreating model train history. He also toured around France, California and the UK, in series with Oz Clarke, exploring local wines in each area.
A freelance writer for many years, James has contributed to Car Magazine, The Scotsman, Country Life, One, the Daily Express and various technology and travel titles. James is a regular contributor and columnist for Top Gear Magazine, a weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph, and a regular contributor to Conde Nast Traveller.
James has a keen interest in cars that are either very posh or very basic and has a passion for motorbikes.
James also has a youtube channel, which is a mix of science, technology and humour.
His dry wit and laid back style make him a great choice for any event.