James May is the former co-presenter on BBC2’s hugely successful motoring programme Top Gear. He is a sought after motoring journalist writing for Top Gear Magazine and The Daily Telegraph and has contributed over the years to Car Magazine, The Scotsman, Country Life and various technology and travel titles.
May was born in Bristol in January 1963, and grew up in various towns in the UK before heading to Lancaster to study a degree in music. After completing his degree James went to work at The Engineer magazine as a sub-editor and then Autocar magazine.
James appeared on the Channel 4 show Driven, before joining Top Gear in 1999.
James May has a wealth of corporate experience working with many blue chip companies, his relaxed style coupled with his sense of humour, sharp dry wit and exuberant personality make him an ideal choice.