Richard Hammond (born 19 December 1969) is an English presenter, writer, and journalist. He co-hosted the car programme Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May, from 2002 to 2015 and presented series 1–4 of Brainiac: Science Abuse on Sky1. He also co-hosted Total Wipeout with Amanda Byram on BBC One. Hammond presented Planet Earth Live alongside Julia Bradbury. He will be presenting a new motoring show alongside his former Top Gear co-hosts Jeremy and James exclusive to Amazon Prime in late 2016.