Richard stars within the new Grand Tour particular (Image: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Photographs)
The celebrities of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are again for The Grand Tour Lochdown special, which noticed the trio take a particular journey to Scotland in a variety of retro wheels.
As will be anticipated, their journey isn’t a very clean trip, with one of many duties they tackle involving the presenters having to construct a floating bridge within the Outer Hebrides able to supporting each them and their vehicles. What may probably go improper?
The Grand Tour presenters initially deliberate on going to Russia for an enormous journey, a plan that needed to be sidelined because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier than starring on The Grand Tour, Richard, together with James and Jeremy, additionally introduced Prime Gear, which aired from 2002 till 2015.
So what has Richard completed in his profession, who’s he married to and when did his horrific crash happen?
Who’s Richard Hammond?
Richard began off his profession in radio, presenting on Radio Lancashire, the place he would typically interview motoring journalist Zogg Zieglar.
Earlier than The Grand Tour, Richard, Jeremy and James fronted Prime Gear (Image: BBC Worldwide/Justin Leighton)
After shifting over to working in TV, Richard auditioned for Prime Gear, which is when he began working alongside Jeremy and James.
Nicknamed ‘Hamster’ on Prime Gear, Richard’s peak is 5ft 5 inches.
The presenter has an expansive car collection, having owned vehicles together with a 1968 Ford Mustang, a Fifties Bentley and a 1931 Lagonda over time.
It was lately announced that he’s planning on launching his personal restoration enterprise for traditional vehicles, however will first be auctioning off a number of automobiles from his personal assortment.
How outdated is he and who’s his spouse?
Richard is 51 years outdated, born on 19 December 1969 in Solihull within the West Midlands.
He has two youthful brothers and different members of his household labored within the automobile trade in Birmingham, standing him in good stead to turn into a presenter on Prime Gear and The Grand Tour as an grownup.
Richard has been married to his spouse Amanda Hammond since 2002, with whom he shares two daughters, Isabella and Willow.
Richard and Amanda have two youngsters collectively (Image: Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Photographs)
When was Richard Hammond’s crash?
Richard has been in several accidents throughout his career, one of the vital severe of which happened 15 years in the past.
In 2006, Richard was concerned in a near-fatal crash whereas filming Prime Gear at Elvington airfield close to York, which occurred when the entrance wheels of the dragster he was driving failed.
He needed to be airlifted to hospital and suffered severe head accidents, leading to him staying in a coma for 2 weeks.
Trying again on the accident afterward, he revealed that the incident induced him to develop despair and reminiscence loss, along with having a detrimental affect on his relationships with colleagues.
In June 2017, Richard needed to be airlifted to hospital after crashing a £2million car in Switzerland in a horrific ordeal.
Richard exhibits a photograph of his X-ray after his accident in 2017 (Image: AFP/Getty Photographs)
The incident occurred whereas he was filming The Grand Tour, with the presenter shedding management of the electrical automobile, known as the Rimac Idea One, earlier than the automobile flipped whereas he was finishing the Hemburg Hill Climb.
Richard was luckily capable of crawl out from the automobile earlier than it burst into flames, earlier than being transported to a hospital in St Gallen to be handled for a fracture to his knee.
The author, who was by himself within the automobile on the time of the accident, later apologised to his family from hospital whereas additionally thanking the medical employees who had been taking care of him.
‘I’d prefer to thank the entire medical professionals who bought me by air ambulance to the hospital and have handled me ever since,’ he stated.
‘I’d additionally prefer to say thanks to James Could who smuggled in a bottle of gin for me final evening – I shouldn’t have stated that out loud – and most significantly sorry to my spouse Mindy and my daughters Izzy and Willow. I’m sorry for being such a colossal…Thanks. Extra information later.’
The Grand Tour Presents… Lochdown is accessible to look at on Amazon Prime Video.
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