He's got a couple of Porsches, a Rolls-Royce, an old Triumph, a garage full of motorcycles, a light aircraft and a girlfriend of ten years - music and dance journalist Sarah Frater - whom he hasn't got around to marrying. 'I don't like talking about this one because I don't know the answer,' he says. Anyway, I'm too old to have a big wedding, with a big meringue dress and a load of my mates vomiting in the car park.' Kids? James makes up one-third of television's most raucous presenting team alongside Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond 'I don't want to drag Sarah into that because she's nothing to do with it.
James May: 'I can't imagine why anybody would want to invite a magazine to photograph their home, wife and children. I can't imagine why anybody would want to invite a magazine into their lovely home to photograph their wife and children.
I think it's almost slightly dangerous' He uses phrases such as 'That's clearly cobblers'; likes to 'go to the pub, go out and have a curry, see my mates, muck about in the garage, take a motorcycle to bits, try a bit of cooking'. I think it's almost slightly dangerous.'Danger frightens James.
'I've always thought that, when you think about people whose lives go hideously wrong and they end up living on the street or going round the bend, it's not as far off, I suspect, as most of us like to imagine,' he says.
Blokes are supposed to be endearingly useless nowadays but if you’re useless you just sit at the wall dribbling which must be very dull.” Anyway, he thought that for the new series he might tackle the issue of men and clothes.
We discussed some contraption he had made that blew up wasps - wasps, he said, were absolutely pointless - and he spoke gleefully about shooting pigeons with an air rifle.He wrote a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph's motoring section from 2003 to 2011.May attended Caerleon Endowed Junior School in Newport.Dance music fills the centre, as do stands of edgy clothes that would be completely unwearable in real life. Later, May explains that this is his first time down a catwalk - his first time at a fashion show even - and that it will probably be his last.Have I missed the lads convention that actually took place the day before? A cast of other men follow in an array of different boiler suits. He is here for Man Lab, his BBC series which attempts to unreconstruct the emasculated male by telling them how to do things: fix motorbikes, build bars and fly planes (May has a pilot’s licence, naturally).