Hammond made the controversial comments last weekend to The Times.
TV presenter Richard Hammond has denied accusations of homophobia after he triggered a backlash on social media after he questioned why gay people feel the need to come out publicly.
The 47 year old former ‘Top Gear’ co-host was interviewed last week when he made the comments, saying it was “old-fashioned” to make a big deal about coming out.
“When I hear of people in the media coming out, I think, why do they even feel the need to mention it?” Hammond said in an interview last week with The Times, adding “It is so old-fashioned to make a big deal of it. That isn't even an interesting thing to say at a dinner party anymore.”
Speaking publicly for the first time since the accident in Switzerland earlier in June, Hammond revealed he thought he was going to die.
Richard Hammond has spoken publicly for the first time since the horror car crash in which he was lucky to escape with little more than a fractured knee, admitting that he thought he was going to die.
The 48 year old presenter was filming the second series of ‘The Grand Tour’, the Amazon Prime series he started with his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and James May, in Switzerland earlier this month when the accident occurred. His Rimac Concept One, an electric supercar, left the road and hurtled 100 metres down a hill, narrowly avoiding hitting a house in the process.
Richard Hammond with his wife Amanda Etheridge
Continue reading: Richard Hammond Thought He'd "Had It" In 'The Grand Tour' Horror Crash
Jeremy Clarkson admitted that the injuries suffered by his colleague Hammond after his high-speed car smash in Switzerland will inevitably affect filming for 'The Grand Tour'.
The planned second series of ‘The Grand Tour’ will inevitably be affected by Richard Hammond’s broken knee that he sustained in a recent high-speed car crash, his colleague Jeremy Clarkson has admitted.
47 year old Hammond was extremely fortunate to escape with his life after he careered off a Swiss mountainside at 120mph in his £2 million electric supercar, which burst into flames.
While he sustained little more than a broken knee in terms of injuries, it does mean that he is currently unable to drive, putting a big question mark over the second series of his Amazon Prime show ‘The Grand Tour’, which he co-hosts with his former ‘Top Gear’ colleagues Clarkson and James May.
Continue reading: Richard Hammond's Injury Will Affect 'The Grand Tour', Says Clarkson
The Grand Tour presenter crawled from a burning wreckage on a broken leg in Switzerland
Grand Tour TV presenter and self-confessed daredevil, Richard Hammond, has apologised to his wife and daughters after barely surviving another high-speed car crash. As one third of the Clarkson, May and Hammond trio, the 46-year-old was filming in Switzerland and lost control of a Rimac Concept One electric car while taking part in the famous Hemburg time-trial.
Richard Hammond apologised to his wife, Mindy, for getting caught up in another car crash
As Hammond approached a tight bend he appeared to lose control and the vehicle - travelling at 220mph - careered off the road.
Clarkson's new Amazon Prime show 'The Grand Tour' has announced that its first stop will be the South African city of Johannesburg.
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed that the very first episode of his new Amazon Prime motoring show ‘The Grand Tour’ will be filmed in Johannesburg in South Africa.
After months of deliberating over what they were going to call their new show, Clarkson and his old ‘Top Gear’ co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May revealed last month that the gigantic-budget series will be called ‘The Grand Tour’ and that it would document their usual brand of vehicular mayhem in various locations around the world.
Jeremy Clarkson's 'The Grand Tour' will be stopping first in the South African city of Johannesburg
It's unlikely, but the criminal investigation case over the incident on the 'Top Gear' Christmas special has been re-opened by an Argentinian court of appeals.
A court in Argentina is re-opening a criminal investigation against Jeremy Clarkson and ‘Top Gear’, with regard to the controversial Christmas special episode set in the South American state, with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence for the former presenter.
Clarkson and his ‘Top Gear’ colleague Richard Hammond and James May sparked fury in the southern-most province of Tierra Del Fuego in October last year, when Clarkson drove the whole 1,400 mile trip in a red Porsche with the licence plate H982 FKL – taken to be a reference to the Falklands War between Argentina and Britain by irate locals and veterans of the conflict.
Jeremy Clarkson being interviewed by new 'Top Gear' host Chris Evans in 2015
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson To Face Argentinian Jail Over Licence Plate Controversy?
But the new presenter has yet to reveal the full line-up
The Top Gear presenting line-up - it’s had more drama than the cobbles of Corrie and the square of Eastenders. Since Jeremy Clarkson had his contract ended with the BBC One show after a fracas with a producer, there’s been rumours (Jodie Kidd), possibilities (Jensen Button) and definite nos (Sue Perkins, who had to quit Twitter after the trolls told her they didn’t want to see her on the show).
Chris Evans has picked a team for the new Top Gear series
Now Chris Evans, the one constant since the trio of Clarkson, May and Hammond left, has revealed that the newest line-up has been picked and there will be “announcements pending”.
Continue reading: Chris Evans Has His New Top Gear Team
Clarkson left ‘Top Gear’ earlier this year, following a fracas with one of the show’s producers.
Jeremy Clarkson has said he considered doing “nothing at all” after his axing from 'Top Gear' earlier this year, until Amazon Prime came to the rescue. Writing in his Sunday Times column, Clarkson also said he had no idea that his co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond would refuse to do the show without him.
Jeremy Clarkson considered doing “nothing at all”, after ‘Top Gear’ axing.
Writing about his feelings in the days after his firing, Clarkson said, “I didn’t really know what I was going to do. A large part of me considering the appealing option of ‘nothing at all’. A smaller part thought I should change tack and do a programme about farming.”
The former ‘Top Gear’ presenter was urged to take a "complete break,” following his firing from the BBC show.
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was sent to rehab over the summer, following his sacking from ‘Top Gear’. The presenter said he was ordered to take a "complete break” by doctors, due to the stress of dealing with his exit from the BBC series. Clarkson left the show in March following a much publicised 'fracas' with producer, Oisin Tymon.
Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he entered rehab for stress over the summer.
Writing in his Sunday Times column Clarkson said, 'Back in the summer it was decided by people with serious faces and stethoscopes that I needed a complete break. And they weren't talking about two weeks in the sun with a book, and a million cocktail parties every night. They were talking about a whole month in the Stone Age.’
Continue reading: Jeremy Clarkson 'Entered Rehab For Stress' After 'Top Gear' Axing
A trademark application for the strange name was reported by BuzzFeed.
The new Amazon motoring show to be presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May might be getting a rather bizarre title. Legal documents unearthed in a new report suggest that the upcoming show might have the name ‘Gear Knobs’. Okaaaay…
A trademark application, filed two weeks before the former ‘Top Gear’ trio announced their new deal with Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service on July 30th, was discovered by BuzzFeed. This suggests that Clarkson and co. will not only be sticking with the kind of laddish humour that’s made them globally popular, but have also decided to annoy their former BBC employers in the process.
Clarkson's new Amazon motoring show could have an extremely bizarre title
Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson - Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson (in LFA) Friday 16th November 2012 Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond driving an Aston Martin Vanquish, an SRT Viper, and a Lexus LFA in Baker, California, USA.