Top Gear's Hammond to spend Bank Holidays on Radio 2
LONDON - BBC Radio 2 has drafted in 'Top Gear' presenter Richard Hammond to host four Bank Holiday shows between Good Friday and the end of the year.
Hammond began his career in BBC local radio, working for the corporation's York, Cumbria, Leeds and Lancashire stations, before he joined the Men & Motors TV channel as a presenter in 1998. He has worked on 'Top Gear' since 2002, famously surviving a 288mph crash when being filmed in an attempt to break a speed record last September.
Lesley Douglas, the controller of Radio 2, described Hammond as "a warm, funny and clever broadcaster who has never lost his radio roots".
She said: "These specials will give him the opportunity to get close to the audience in a way only radio can -- in a live, interactive and creative environment."
Radio 2 is the UK's most popular station with a 15.8% share of all listening in the fourth quarter of 2006, compared with 16% a year earlier.
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