Former Top Gear star James May gets done for speeding
The hosts of The Grand Tour are amassing quite the collection of convictions between them, as just minutes after picking up a new motorbike in London yesterday, former Top Gear host James May was slapped with a speeding ticket.
The 53-year-old motoring presenter shared a map showing “Where I bought new bike” and “Where I was busted”, accompanied by the confession that the whole affair was a “bit shameful, really”. Although we suspect the Tweet was a veiled form of ‘I’m a speed freak with a new motorbike’ bragging.
Speeding conviction update. Bit shameful, really. It’s a fair cop, I’ll come quietly. pic.twitter.com/7ZmHzIHKMj
— James May (@MrJamesMay) September 5, 2016
As expected, Twitter did not react too kindly to May, otherwise known on Top Gear as ‘Captain Slow’.
@mrjamesmay Bit silly! I thought Mr Clarkson was the one who was meant to get into bother? Is this a legally mandated format change?
— Martin Hoscik (@MartinHoscik) September 5, 2016
— Betty McLaughlin (@ithildin_lass) September 5, 2016
@MrJamesMay didn’t think you could go fast enough to get caught 😂
— Jonnyhead (@jonnywfc) September 5, 2016
@MrJamesMay Captain Slow busted for speeding 😂😂😂😂
— Si (@siobhan638) September 5, 2016
@MrJamesMay Mr. May, your Microsoft Paint skills are second to none. I am unworthy.
— Philip Prosser (@PhilipProsser) September 5, 2016
He might want to change his Twitter bio, which currently reads: “How’s my driving? Call 0-800-Sodoff”.
James May can next be seen hosting The Grand Tour alongside his former Top Gear co-presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, which premieres on Amazon later this year.