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Has Richard Hammond gone all girly?

Has Richard Hammond gone all girly?

Richard Hammond on Top Gear 7 Oct 2007

So on Sunday night I settled down on the sofa, like most of the British population, for the new series of the fantastic Top Gear – the programme for people who like silly blokes.

But oh dear oh dear oh dear. What on earth is Richard Hammond wearing? I know he’s the girliest presenter on the testosterone-laden programme by a long shot, but even so someone should have had a word in his ear about that jacket. Whatever was written on it, it looked too well-designed, as if it was a jacket from Top Shop that a girlfriend had bought for her reluctant fella. Which, come to think of it, is probably what happened. (bear in mind I’m not usually moved to write in an angry fashion about what television presenters are wearing!)

But it gets worse. During the film the presenters made driving around Europe in super sportcars looking for the ideal road, Richard is always seen wearing a namby-pamby necklace. Not a silver or gold one, but a chunky black one. Just like the kind of necklace I was reluctantly persuaded into wearing during one summer weekend in Italy. And it looked as wrong and girly on him as it did on me.

He’s a television presenter. He’s run PR agencies. He ought to know what is relatively acceptable and unacceptable to a Top Gear audience. What gives?

And another thing, the Top Gear team seem to have decided that what makes a great road primarily consists of steep bends and turns up and down sheer mountain peaks. Have they ever tried driving into mid-Wales late at night? It’s not exhilerating then, let me tell you – mind-numbingly dull, tedious and dangerous comes to mind. Give me six shimmering lanes of concrete any day of the week!

10 Comments

  • come to LA, where every road has at least 6 lanes and exhilaration abounds! mind you, having all tailbacks on all 6 lanes kinda blows.

  • katie

    Richards jacket was of dragons,silver thread, ok looked fab. also necklace is one Mindy made, and she has one, with her and the girls names on, so before you go all cock a hoop find out the facts 1st,the necklace is very sentimental to the family.And Richard looked good in that jacket, there's nothing girly about any of them.

  • dettekate

    what a great show Sundays was, brought back grat memories of that part of the world, love the area.Could you plese tell me where you are able to open up cars in this country?you've got to go either to the Isle of Man or abroad,and how can you show off a car to its full potential on the Motorways,unless its the Autobhans or roads like wat they have on the continent.

    As for What Richard or any of them wears,or me or anyone else matter, its personal choice.Its not what you do for a living or what you wear,its the person and personal choice.

    Mindy [his wife]made a him and hers necklace after the accident and has the names of Willow and Izzy and of course Mindys engraved on each bead.what a lovely sentiment.I wish more families were like that,unfortunately more and more are dysfunctional.All credit to them.

    • David

      Agree 100% It's a personal memento, and Kudos to Richard. He's a cool and funny dude no matter what he wears.

  • I think he's going more for a Status Quo-style, rock star mullet rather than trying to look more womanly 🙂

  • Hamster

    Get stuffed I think Richard looks hot no matter what he's wearing! you bastards!!!

  • hammond

    "Richards jacket was of dragons,silver thread, ok looked fab. also necklace is one Mindy made, and she has one, with her and the girls names on, so before you go all cock a hoop find out the facts 1st,the necklace is very sentimental to the family.And Richard looked good in that jacket, there’s nothing girly about any of them."

    i so agree with this

    the author of this better shut the fuck up and go watch taboo or something :/ what a cunt

  • It looks like "nuts" and it's odd that he'd have nuts under his chin when the show is so homo-phobic. Now I know they are a his-her wife-hubby thing I think it's better but perhaps odd to "show off" on the show? Dunno?

    Love the show and all the hosts.

  • ihearthamster

    SCREW YOU! i love his necklace.
    and wtf, obiously it was a guy that wrote this because no 'girly' would wear that jacket!
    (losers..)

  • young and open-minded!

    Well…I know richerd hammond personally,and too be honest in real life he is a nice bloke! The necklace was made by mindy and I have seen it and it I a fine piece of craftsman ship.

    I have also meet mindy and she is very nice and is very welcoming and the girls (izzy and willow) are so funny and happy and they all love each other!

    I would rather have a dad (richerd hammond) who has a sentimental necklace then a tough “bloke” dad who is a mean person!

    Now THIS is the truth!

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