The Grand Tour’s James May jokes he’s ‘waiting to be fired’

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James May has joked that he is ‘constantly waiting to be fired’ (Picture: Jeff Spicer/WireImage) The Grand Tour host James May has joked that he is ‘constantly waiting to be fired’ as he opened up about being sacked from other TV jobs. The 60-year-old, who co-hosts the series with pals […]

James May has joked that he is ‘constantly waiting to be fired’ (Picture: Jeff Spicer/WireImage)

The Grand Tour host James May has joked that he is ‘constantly waiting to be fired’ as he opened up about being sacked from other TV jobs.

The 60-year-old, who co-hosts the series with pals Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond spoke to Andy Jay on Driven, a talkRADIO show about his previous hosting roles.

Speaking about the car series Driven, who he presented with Jason Barlow, James said despite it being well received by viewers, he got sacked after one series.

‘The show was really popular and we didn’t really know what we were doing – well I didn’t and I don’t think Jason Barlow did,’ he began.

‘But inevitably I was fired from that like I have been for everything else in my life so I was only there for one season and then I was gone.

James May on Top Gear (Picture: BBC)

‘Then I went on to the original Top Gear at Pebble Mill and then I lasted on that for one season and then I got fired as well.’

‘I’m constantly waiting to be fired from everything I do,’ he added.

Andy went on to ask James if getting fired was still a fear for him, to which he replied: ‘Well, it is a bit.

Well you haven’t been fired from The Grand Tour yet James (Picture: Jeff Spicer/WireImage)

‘I mean, one of the results of coronavirus is that quite a few bits of work I had planned, you know, a couple of travel shows, following on from Man In Japan, the big specials with The Grand Tour, and other ideas I’ve had.

‘They’ve all been postponed for the moment indefinitely because we can’t travel.’

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James explained that he fears he has already retired without even realising it.

‘We can’t do the sort of things we want to do with social distancing and quarantine rules in place,’ he added.

‘I’ve been fired by circumstance. I’ve been fired by the world.’

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