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Hammond: How to be a Top Gear presenter

2014-05-14 11:48

THIS COULD BE YOU: Top Gear's Richard Hammond explains the tricks of the trade in a hilarious video. Image: YouTube

Driving the latest cars around a race track, crazy stunts, drifting around a bend while uttering humourous quips about handling... every petrol head secretly want the jobs of Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

But do you have what it takes to be a presenter?

The TopGear team posted a video on YouTube showing their jobs aren't as easy as what it appears in the hit show.

VIDEO: How to be a Top Gear presenter

In the video, Hammond shows what "really happens" behind the scenes and that driving a car while speaking to a camera isn't without risks as he crashes the Top Gear "learner" vehicle, a Vauxhall Omega, multiple times.

In the clip, he shares four important lessons:

1 Talking to the camera
2 Talking to the camera...without crashing
3 The fast drive-by
4 The big entrance.

Hammond does what the Top Gear does best - mess-up a good car for the sake of entertainment. Yes, it's scripted but still hilarious to watch.

Watch Hammond demonstrate the levels of concentration needed while presenting an episode of Top Gear:


Jeremy Clarkson, has been given a final warning for using a racial slur in an outtake of a Top Gear episode.

The South African 2014 Top Gear festival will take place in Durban on June 21/22. Read more info here.

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