10 Facts about Richard Hammond

Post On: May 16, 2017

Facts about Richard Hammond tell the readers about the British presenter, journalist and writer. Hammond was born on December 19th, 1969. His full name is Richard Mark Hammond. In 2002 until 2015, he became the co-host for Top Great aired in BBC Two along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson. The birthplace of Hammond was located in Solihull, Warwickshire. Let us get other impressive facts about Hammond below:

Facts about Richard Hammond 1: as a presenter

Hammond is mostly recognized as a presenter. In 2003 until 2006, he became the presenter for Brainiac: Science Abuse. In 2009 until 2012, he worked for Total Wipeout as a presenter. In 2012, he presented Planet Earth Live.

Facts about Richard Hammond 2: the career in 2016

The Grand Tour TV series was presented by Hammond in 2016. The producer for the series is W.Chump & Sons. Clarkson and May also took part in the series as the co-presenters.

Richard Hammond Facts

Richard Hammond Facts

Facts about Richard Hammond 3: DriveTribe

DriveTribe is the automotive social media website launched by Hammond along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson. It was released in November 2016.

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Facts about Richard Hammond 4: Fob Jockeys

Fob Jockeys is the tribe of Hammond where he provides regular content on the website related to motorcycles and cars.

Richard Hammond Top Gear

Richard Hammond Top Gear

Facts about Richard Hammond 5: early life

His father was Alan, while his mother was Eileen. His father had a probate business after the family relocated to Ripon.

Facts about Richard Hammond 6: education

From the age of 3 to 7, Hammond studied at Blossomfield Infant School in Shirley. Then he attended Ripon Grammar School even though he was originally enlisted as a pupil at Solihull School.

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Facts about Richard Hammond 7: the college years

Hammond had his higher education at Harrogate College of Art and Technology in 1986 until 1988.

Facts about Richard Hammond 8: the early occupation

Hammond had worked for a number of BBC radio stations after he graduated from the college.

Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond

Facts about Richard Hammond 9: Top Gear presenter

In 2002, he was selected as a presenter for Top Gear after following an audition. The fans and co-presenters often call him The Hamsters due to his small stature and name. This nickname then was explored in the later episodes of Top Gear where he replicated the behaviors of hamsters.

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Facts about Richard Hammond 10: a crash

In September 2006, Hammond was involved in a high-speed dragster crash when shooting for Top Gear. He came back to the show in the first episode of series 9.

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