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‘Top Gear’ star James May got bored with unemployment and started a YouTube channel

We kind of want to hear more 'Greensleeves.'


Imad Khan


Posted on Apr 5, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 3:51 am CDT

It seems unemployment does odd things to a man: James May, former co-host of Top Gear, has started his own YouTube channel.

His inaugural video features him playing “Greensleeves” on a recorder that was given to him as a gift a few years back. 

However, in between trying to sell his Ferrari and motorcycle collection, he’s found a new passion. In his latest videos, May teaches viewers how to make shepherd’s pie, and the value of having a proper film crew.

Oddly, May has been the most active on social networks. Richard Hammond has put out a few tweets while Jeremy Clarkson, the loudest of the three Top Gear hosts, has been silent since his sacking late last month.

There has also been a growing movement online to get Netflix to give the three blokes a new show.

Either way, fans are frothing at the mouth to see these three back in action. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.

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*First Published: Apr 5, 2015, 11:00 am CDT