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Encyclopedia > James May
James May

May photographed on the set of Top Gear
Born 16 January 1963 (1963-01-16) (age 45)
Bristol, England
Occupation Television presenter and journalist
Website
http://www.james-may.co.uk/

James Daniel May (born January 16th 1963) is an English television presenter and award-winning journalist. The London Burkers were a group of active body snatchers, operating in London, who apparently modelled their activities on those of the notorious Burke and Hare. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who is known for introducing or hosting television programmes. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who introduces or hosts television programmes. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ...


He is best known as co-presenter of motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. He also writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph's motoring section. On Top Gear, his nickname is "Captain Slow", due to his 'careful' driving style. He has, however, carried out some exceptionally high-speed driving. He became one of the very few in the world to have taken a Bugatti Veyron to its top speed of 253.45 mph (407.90 km/h), precisely one-third of the speed of sound at sea level. This is often cited as the fastest any human-being has driven in a production car.[citation needed] This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... Richard Mark Hammond (born December 19, 1969 in Birmingham), nicknamed Hamster, is an English television and radio presenter best known for co-presenting the television programme Top Gear along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson from 2002 onwards, and co-hosting the live annual motoring show, MPH, in Earls Court... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... The Bugatti Veyron 16. ...


May and Jeremy Clarkson - together with an Icelandic support crew - were the first people to reach the Magnetic North Pole in a car (a modified Toyota Hilux). The expedition was broadcast in a Top Gear special on BBC Two on 25 July 2007. According to Clarkson, May was "the first person to go to the North Pole who didn't want to be there." Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... This is about the geographic meaning of North Pole. ... The Toyota Hilux, and Toyota Tacoma, are compact pickup trucks built and marketed by the Toyota Motor Corporation. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

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Journalism career

During the early-1980s, May worked as a sub-editor for The Engineer and later Autocar magazine. He has written for several publications, including a regular column called England Made Me in CAR magazine and articles for Top Gear Magazine, as well as a weekly column in The Daily Telegraph. In 2000 he won the Guild of Motoring Writers Journalist of the Year award. The Engineer is a London-based fortnightly magazine covering the latest developments in engineering and technology in the UK and internationally. ... Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Magazines Limited. ... Top Gear is a car magazine published by BBC Worldwide, and named after the BBCs Top Gear television show. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ...


He has written a book titled May On Motors, which is a collection of his published articles, and co-authored Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, based on the TV series of the same name. Oz and Jamess Big Wine Adventure is a television series broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 2006. ...


He has also written the afterword to Long Lane with Turnings, published in September 2006, the final book by motoring legend L. J. K. Setright. In the same month he co-presented a tribute to Raymond Baxter. His book, Notes From The Hard Shoulder, was published on 26 April 2007. James May's 20th Century, a book to accompany the television series of the same name, was published on 6 September 2007. Leonard John Kensell Setright (10 August 1931 – 7 September 2005) born in London, UK, was a British motoring journalist and author[1]. Setright, L. J. K. (2004). ... Raymond Baxter Raymond Baxter, OBE , FRSA (25 January 1922 – 15 September 2006), was a British television presenter and writer, best known for being the first presenter of Tomorrows World (1965–77). ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In August 2006, it was revealed that May has contributed to the online motoring humour magazine Sniff Petrol.[1] Sniff Petrol is a satirical British online magazine written chiefly by Richard Porter, with contributions from James May and other motoring journalists, dedicated to automobile-related humour. ...


Radio and television career

Host

His past television credits include presenting Driven on Channel 4 in 1998-1999, narrating an eight part BBC One series called Road Rage School, and co-hosting the ITV1 coverage of the 2006 London Boat Show The title of this article should be driven. ... This article is about the British television station. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Power boats at the London Boat Show. ...


He also wrote and presented a Christmas special called James May's Top Toys (for BBC One) exploring the toys of his childhood. This last was followed up the next year by a sequel of sorts, broadcast on BBC Two, entitled James May: My Sister's Top Toys, this time attempting to investigate the gender divide of toy appeal. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 2. ...


He first co-presented Top Gear in 1999, before it was axed by the BBC due to low ratings. He rejoined the show in the second series of the present Top Gear format. On 29 January 2006 he presented Top of the Pops on BBC Two. Top Gear (in its original 30-minute format) was a car-based BBC television series produced by BBC Birmingham. ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ...


In late 2006, the BBC broadcast Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, a series in which James, a committed bitter drinker, travelled around France with wine expert Oz Clarke. A second series was transmitted in late 2007, this time with James and Oz in the Californian wine country. Oz and Jamess Big Wine Adventure is a television series broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 2006. ... Bitter is a British term for a type of beer or pale ale. ... Oz Clarke (1949 - )is a British wine writer and broadcaster. ...


He has also presented a documentary for Sky about sharks called Inside Killer Sharks and a series looking at inventions and discoveries during the Twentieth Century, entitled James May's 20th Century. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, a subscription television service in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. ... James Mays 20th Century is a television series first aired on the 10th of July 2007 on the British terrestrial channel BBC2. ...


Guest

In February 2006 and February 2007, May was a guest on the BBC Radio 3 classical music interview programme, Private Passions.[2] BBC Radio 3 is a radio station operated by the BBC within the United Kingdom. ... Private Passions is a weekly music discussion programme which has been running for over 10 years on BBC Radio 3, presented by the composer Michael Berkeley. ...


He appeared on a number of culinary programmes, including Ainsley Harriott's Ready Steady Cook on 29 December 2003. He has also appeared on Gordon Ramsay's The F-Word, where he was challenged by Ramsay in two tasks. First by a culinary test: drinking snake whiskey, as well as eating bull's penis and 'rotting shark'; May won as Ramsay finally vomited whilst eating the shark. Then, May competed against Ramsay in the Celebrity Challenge. They both made fish pie; May won with three votes to Ramsay's two. In January 2008 he appeared on a episode of the ITV show Al Murray's Happy Hour. Ainsley Harriott (born February 28, 1957) is a British celebrity chef. ... Ready Steady Cook is a BBC daytime TV cooking programme first aired in 1994. ... December 2003: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Events December 31, 2003 In Taiwan, President Chen Shui-bian signs a law that allows referendums to be held. ... Gordon James Ramsay OBE (born November 8, 1966 in Johnstone) is a Scottish celebrity chef and currently one of only three chefs in the UK whose restaurant is rated at three Michelin stars. ... The F-Word is a British food magazine and cooking show featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. ... January 2008 was the first month of the current year. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Al Murrays Happy Hour is a chat show presented by Al Murray. ...


In an episode of Have I Got News for You first broadcast on 25 May 2007, James appeared as a guest as team mate to Ian Hislop. Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show; produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been running since 1990. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ian Hislop (born 13 July 1960) is the editor of British satirical magazine Private Eye, a team captain on the popular satirical current affairs quiz Have I Got News for You and a comedy scriptwriter. ...


Personal life

James May was born in Bristol, one of four children: older sister Jane and younger sister Sarah, and a brother[3]. The family moved around the country in his childhood, attending Caerleon Endowed Junior School near Newport, South Wales. He spent his teenage years in South Yorkshire where he attended Oakwood Comprehensive School in Rotherham, coincidentally the same town where Jeremy Clarkson had begun his journalistic career. As a child he was a choirboy at Whiston Parish Church.[4] A keen flautist and pianist, he later studied music at Lancaster University, where he was a member of Pendle College. May currently lives in Hammersmith, London with his cat Fusker[5]. This article is about the English city. ... , Caerleon (Welsh: ) is a suburban village and community, situated on the River Usk in the northern outskirts of the city of Newport (of which it is also a electoral ward) in south-east Wales. ... This article is about the city of Newport in Wales. ... Approximate extent of South East Wales. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in the Yorkshire and the Humber Government Office Region of England, in the United Kingdom. ... Oakwood Technology college is a secondary school in Rotherham, England This article does not cite any references or sources. ... There is also a Rotherham, New Zealand , Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... Whiston, South Yorkshire, England. ... â™  This article is about the family of musical instruments. ... Affiliations 1994 Group N8 Group Association of MBAs North West Universities Association Website http://www. ... Pendle College and Bar, with Infolab 21 in the background. ... Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, England, approximately 5 miles (8km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


May has owned several cars, including a Bentley T2, a 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche, a Jaguar XJS, a Range Rover, a Fiat Panda, a Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster S (May claims this is the first car he has ever purchased new[6]), a Mini Cooper and several motorbikes. He has a penchant for prestige cars like Rolls Royce and Bentley, as well as simple and basic cars. The Bentley T-Series was even more rarely built than the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and differed only in its radiator. ... Rolls-Royce Corniche 1977 For the fifth-generation Corniche, see Rolls-Royce Corniche (2000). ... 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 1985 XJ-S 5. ... The Land Rover Range Rover, usually shortened to just Range Rover, is a four-wheel drive luxury SUV produced by Land Rover in the United Kingdom. ... The Fiat Panda is a city car from the Italian automotive manufacturer Fiat. ... Porsche 911 in hillclimb The Porsche 911 (pronounced as nine eleven) is a sports car made by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. ... The Porsche Boxster is a mid-engined roadster built by Porsche. ... Minis The Mini is the name of a small car produced from 1959 to 2000, and the name of its replacement (known as New MINI) launched in 2001. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ... Rolls-Royce car may refer to vehicles produced by: Rolls-Royce Limited (1906-1973) Rolls-Royce Motors (1973-2003) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (2003-present) // Rolls-Royce cars Rolls-Royce Limited vehicles 1904-1906 10 hp 1905-1905 15 hp 1905-1908 20 hp 1905-1906 30 hp 1905-1906... Bentleys winged B badge and hood ornament Bentley Motors Limited is a British based manufacturer of luxury automobiles and Grand Tourers. ...


He obtained a light aircraft pilot's licence in October 2006 having trained at White Waltham Airfield. Although he had not qualified at the time, he was still able to fly a Cessna 182 in a Top Gear challenge with Richard Hammond as a passenger. During the race they had to land and continue via Eurostar, as his VFR rating prevented him from night flying at the time; flying at night requires a night rating, which is a separate qualification. He owns a Luscombe 8A 'Silvaire'. General aviation (abbr. ... A Private Pilot Licence (or, in the United States, a certificate) permits the holder to operate an aircraft under visual flight rules. ... White Waltham Airfield (EGLM) (ICAO: EGLM), is located at White Waltham, near Maidenhead in Berkshire, UK. The airfield has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P773) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction. ... The Cessna 182, marketed under the name Skylane, is a four-seat, high performance, single-engine, light airplane. ... Richard Mark Hammond (born December 19, 1969 in Birmingham), nicknamed Hamster, is an English television and radio presenter best known for co-presenting the television programme Top Gear along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson from 2002 onwards, and co-hosting the live annual motoring show, MPH, in Earls Court... This article is about high-speed trains between London and Brussels / Paris. ... Visual flight rules (VFR) are a set of aviation regulations under which a pilot may operate an aircraft in weather conditions sufficient to allow the pilot, by visual reference to the environment outside the cockpit, to control the aircrafts attitude, navigate, and maintain safe separation from obstacles such as... The Luscombe 8 is a series of high wing monoplanes designed in the late 1930s. ...


He passed his driving test on his second attempt. [7]


As well as being known as "Captain Slow" on Top Gear, he is also known for his belief that bigger is better when it comes to testing or buying vehicles. This led to his testing an LDV Convoy, Renault Master, and a V12 Jaguar XJS, among other things. He uses a Brompton folding bike.[8] This Police van shows the capability of the vehicle to be adapted to different requirements The LDV Convoy is a panel van that was manufactured by LDV Limited between 1997 and 2006. ... The Renault Master is a van. ... 1988 Jaguar XJ-S 1985 XJ-S 5. ... Brompton bicycle The Brompton is a British folding bicycle. ...


His favourite things include American hard gums (a type of sweet), real ale, cats, model trains and Scalextric. Gumdrops are a type of candy. ... Cask ales on racks Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned and served from a cask, usually without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. ... Cats may refer to: Felines, members of the animal family Felidae The domesticated animal, cat The musical, yeah right, I bet that this was really dumb. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 6-lane Scalextric layout with colour-coded lanes Scalextric is a major international brand of slot car racing that first appeared in the late 1950s and is currently owned by Hornby. ...


He admitted on the 7 October 2007 episode of Top Gear that he sometimes smoked a pipe. is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In December 2007 he was voted as Heat Magazine's Weird Celebrity Crush of the year, and in the same week, it was revealed that he was shortlisted for 'Sexiest Man in the World' in the Pink Paper's annual awards. He came second in the poll.[citation needed] Heat Magazine is a weekly celebrity gossip magazine based in the UK edited by Mark Frith. ... The Pink Paper is a UK newspaper covering gay and lesbian issues. ...


He has dated the music journalist and dance critic Sarah Frater[9] since 2000[10]. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Dismissal from Autocar magazine

James May's hidden message
James May's hidden message

In an interview with Richard Allinson on BBC Radio 2,[11] May confessed that he was fired in 1992 from Autocar magazine after putting together a hidden message in one issue. At the end of the year, the magazine's "Road Test Year Book" supplement was published. Each spread featured four car reviews and each review started with a large, red, drop capital letter. May's role was to put the entire supplement together, which "was extremely boring and took several months". He went on to say: Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Richard John McNeill Allinson was born on 12 October 1958 in Lichfield, Staffordshire. ... BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBCs national radio stations and the most popular station in the UK. As well as having most listeners nationally, it ranks first in all regions above local radio stations. ... Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Magazines Limited. ...

So I had this idea that if I re-edited the beginnings of all the little texts, I could make these red letters spell out a message through the magazine, which I thought was brilliant. I can't remember exactly what it said, but it was to the effect that "You might think this is a really great thing, but if you were sitting here making it up you'd realise it's a real pain in the arse". It took me about two months to do it and on the day that it came out I'd actually forgotten that I'd done it because there's a bit of a gap between it being "put to bed" and coming out on the shelves. When I arrived at work that morning everybody was looking at their shoes and I was summoned to the managing director of the company's office. The thing had come out and nobody at work had spotted what I'd done because I'd made the words work around the pages so you never saw a whole word. But all the readers had seen it and they'd written in thinking they'd won a prize or a car or something.

May's original message, punctuated appropriately, reads: "So you think it's really good, yeah? You should try making the bloody thing up. It's a real pain in the arse."


Works

Television

Top Gear (in its original 30-minute format) was a car-based BBC television series produced by BBC Birmingham. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Oz and Jamess Big Wine Adventure is a television series broadcast by the BBC in the autumn of 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... James Mays 20th Century is a television series first aired on the 10th of July 2007 on the British terrestrial channel BBC2. ...

DVD

  • James Mays Motormania Car Quiz (2006)
  • Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, Series One (2006)
  • Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, Series Two (2008)

Books

  • May on Motors (2006), ISBN 0-7535-1186-X
  • Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure (2006), ISBN 0-563-53900-3
  • Notes from the Hard Shoulder (2007), ISBN 9780753512029
  • James May's 20th Century (2007), ISBN 9780340950906
Preceded by
David Tremayne
Guild of Motoring Writers
Journalist of the Year Award

2000
Succeeded by
David Tremayne

David Tremayne is a UK based motor racing journalist. ... David Tremayne is a UK based motor racing journalist. ...

References

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
James May
  1. ^ Sniff Petrol issue Rover 75
  2. ^ BBC - Radio 3 - Private Passions - James May
  3. ^ "I never liked dolls much, and neither did my brother" — James May: My Sister's Top Toys. BBC. 2007-12-23.
  4. ^ James May (2007-11-10). James May column: "Frocks make a boy a man". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2007-12-31.
  5. ^ May, James (2007). "Part 2 — The fuzzy edge of automotive understanding", Notes from the Hard Shoulder, 2007 Paperback, London: Virgin Books, 43–4. ISBN 978-0-7535-1202-9. “I'm always slightly surprised that my cat, Fusker, can't speak.” 
  6. ^ As seen on TV: Porsche breaks the spell of perfection - Telegraph
  7. ^ Dave: What's on Dave: James May interview
  8. ^ Mine's a pint: a preposterous excuse for a Porsche - Telegraph
  9. ^ This is London — Critics — Sarah Frater
  10. ^ Sunday Mirror — "Clarkson? He's a boorish buffoon"
  11. ^ BBC Radio 2, broadcast 6 January 2006.

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External links

  • Telegraph Motoring - James May's weekly column
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NAME May, James
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Television presenter and journalist
DATE OF BIRTH 1963-1-16
PLACE OF BIRTH Bristol, England
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... The following is a complete episode list of the BBC television series Top Gear. ... This article is about the current format of the BBC television programme. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... Jason Dawe was a presenter on the Top Gear television show on its first season after it was relaunched. ... Richard Mark Hammond (born December 19, 1969 in Birmingham), nicknamed Hamster, is an English television and radio presenter best known for co-presenting the television programme Top Gear along with James May and Jeremy Clarkson from 2002 onwards, and co-hosting the live annual motoring show, MPH, in Earls Court... The Stig is the name given to the anonymous racing driver on the BBC motoring show Top Gear. ... List of Top Gear broadcasters and video releases. ... Dunsfold is a village in the Waverley district of the county of Surrey, England, fourteen kilometres south of Guildford. ... Top Gear (in its original 30-minute format) was a car-based BBC television series produced by BBC Birmingham. ... Jason Barlow is a journalist and broadcaster. ... Steve Berry is a British TV presenter and motorcycle expert. ... Julia Bradbury is best known as a presenter (since 2005) of the BBC1 programme Watchdog. ... Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring. ... Vicki Butler-Henderson (born February 16, 1972, in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom) is a racing driver and presenter on British TV. She was educated at The Perse School for Girls in Cambridge. ... Brendan Coogan is a British television presenter, best known for previously presenting Top Gear on the BBC and for leaving the show following a drink driving conviction. ... Noel Ernest Edmonds (born 22 December 1948 in Ilford, Essex) is a British television presenter, DJ, executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. He is more recently known as the presenter of the television gameshow Deal or No Deal. ... Chris Goffey was a presenter of the BBC motoring television series, Top Gear. ... Kate Humble is a UK television presenter, specialising in wildlife and science programmes. ... Tony Mason is a British former rally co-driver and television presenter. ... Timothy Tiff Needell (born October 29, 1951 at Havant, Hampshire) is a British racing driver and television presenter. ... Michele Newman is an English television presenter. ... Angela Rippon, OBE (born October 12, 1944) is a well-known British television journalist and lesbian. ... Quentin Willson (born 23 July 1957) is a British TV presenter and personality. ... William Woollard (born 20 August 1939 in London) is best known for presenting the BBC television programmes, Top Gear and Tomorrows World. ... Rally Report was a programme broadcast by the BBC covering the RAC Rally of Great Britain. ... Top Gear Motorsport was a spin-off programme of Top Gear broadcast by the BBC covering motorsport. ... Stars in Fast Cars was a short-lived humourous motoring gameshow series, in which various celebrities compete at motoring challenges, including recreating movie stunts and racing modified armchairs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Top Gear is a car magazine published by BBC Worldwide, and named after the BBCs Top Gear television show. ... Jon Bentley Jon Bentley has spent most of his working life engrossed in the demands of motoring television. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article is about the British TV series. ... A television presenter is a British term for a person who is known for introducing or hosting television programmes. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... This article is about the English city. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

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