Richard Hammond sold off sports cars in 'reverse mid-life crisis'

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TV presenter Richard Hammond has joked he's going through a reverse 'mid-life crisis' credit:Bang Showbiz
TV presenter Richard Hammond has joked he's going through a reverse 'mid-life crisis' credit:Bang Showbiz

TV presenter Richard Hammond has joked he's going through a reverse "mid-life crisis" as he's swapped his flashy sports cars for pick-up trucks and Land Rovers.

The former 'Top Gear' host was known for having a substantial collection of fast motors, but he's now sold most of them off.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Richard explained: "Am I having a mid-life crisis? The archetypal, stereotypical thing is buying a sports car and I’ve got rid of most of mine.

"I mostly drive a pick-up truck or Land Rover now. So I think, yeah, maybe I am. Men do – we evaluate things."

Richard previously fronted the BBC motoring show alongside Jeremy Clarkson and James May, before the trio left in 2015, and they have since joined forces to work together on 'The Grand Tour' for Amazon Prime Video.

Richard previously cheated death in a number of terrifying crashes, including a 2006 'Top Gear' stunt which went horribly wrong when the super-car flipped.

The TV star suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for two weeks, but he went on to make a good recovery.

He has two daughters, Izzy, 21, and Willow, 18, with his wife Mindy, 56, and insists his days of crazy stunts are over.

Richard added: "Mindy never says no to my doing dangerous things because I’ve never asked her. I just wouldn’t do it now out of respect for her and the girls.

"I don’t want to risk taking myself out of their lives because we all have a lot of fun together and I wouldn’t want not to be there to fulfil that role."

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