Richard Hammond makes huge decision about his career

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Richard Hammond has revealed that he has finally given up on those death-defying, high-speed stunts.

And don't be alarmed by that sound you're hearing – it's just the nation breathing a collective sigh of relief.

"I've a beautiful wife and two beautiful daughters," he told The Mirror.

"I'm not going to risk leaving them. Not for their sake, but for mine."

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The Grand Tour presenter sparked more concerns about his health when he was involved in another dangerous filming incident earlier this year.

Hammond was hurt in a motorcycle incident while filming scenes for the second series of The Grand Tour in Mozambique.

Hammond had to receive medical attention after falling from a motorcycle and hitting his head, although he later said he was fine in a statement he posted about the incident.

The scrape came 11 years after he infamously crashed a jet-powered car at 288mph on the BBC's Top Gear in 2006 and had to be airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

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It's not known if Hammond's decision will affect filming for The Grand Tour series 2, which is currently under way. James May might have to step up, in other words.

The popular Amazon Prime series is set to return in late 2017.

Details about the new episodes remain thin on the ground, although the team have filmed scenes in Africa and Georgia in the United States.

The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime.

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