Richard Hammond

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Hammond in December 2015

Richard Mark Hammond (born 19 December 1969) is an English presenter, writer and journalist. He is best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring series Top Gear from 2002 until 2015 with Jeremy Clarkson and James May. In 2016, he started presenting The Grand Tour with Clarkson and May. Hammond has also presented Brainiac: Science Abuse (2003–2008), Total Wipeout (2009–2012) and Planet Earth Live (2012).

Hammond was born in Solihull, Warwickshire. He is married to Amanda "Mindy" Hammond. The couple have 3 children: two daughters and a son.

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