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Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was involved in a car crash in Switzerland yesterday, which sparked a flurry of worry among his fans.

Richard was filming a segment for the second season of his Amazon Prime show, The Grand Tour, when his car rolled off a hill and burst into flames.

He was airlifted to hospital after losing control of a Rimac Concept One electric car while taking part in the famous Hemburg time trial.

His co-presenter, Jeremy Clarkson described the crash as one of the worst he's ever seen.

Speaking to his fans on DriveTribe in a post called I'm Not Dead, Richard thanked the medical team that treated him last night, as well as his other co-presenter James May for smuggling gin into the hospital.

He also apologised to his wife and daughter for getting into the situation in the first place.

Looking at the video (which you can watch here), Richard is in good spirits and still joking around with his crew.


Remember the last time you used an ice cream to declare your sexual preference?

Yeah us neither, but that's because we (like millions others) don't consider our love of Magnums indicative of anything other than, well, our love of Magnums.

British television presenter, Richard Hammond, on the other hand, is of the opinion that a grá for the dessert is more likely if you happen to be gay.

We know – our heads imploded too.

And, unsurprisingly, Twitter users have had had a field day over this, and wasted no time sharing their thoughts on the television presenter's bizarre remarks.






Following Jeremy Clarkson's dramatic exit as host of BBC's Top Gear back in March, his replacement has finally been revealed.

BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans will take over hosting duties on the beloved motor show starting later this year. Chris will be working with an "all new" line-up, meaning Richard Hammond and James May will also be bowing down from the show.

The news was announced last night, and Chris himself took to Twitter to confirm it was true and to thank the show's former hosts for their work. "First tweet as new Top Gear host. I would like to say Jeremy, Richard & James are the greatest. And NO I'm not leaving the R2 Breakfast Show," he wrote.

Clearly still reeling from the big news, Chris tweeted again just now, saying, "Morning Wednesday. Had a dream last night that . . . Oh no, hang on."

While Jeremy and Richard have both remained quiet on the social media front since the announcement, James did tweet this morning to say that Chris' appointment as host was "a ballsy call." 

Not sure if that's a compliment or not…

As for the show's fans, the reaction so far has been very up and down, with some saying the show is as good as over without Jeremy and co.

Chris has signed a three-year deal with the BBC for the new version of the show. We're looking forward to seeing how he gets on…