#TheGrandTour Richard Hammond hits back at homophobia and sexism complaints

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The Grand Tour has come under fire many times before, with presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May receiving their fair share of backlash after some of their jokes in the show were deemed offensive. Will Young slammed the show earlier this year as being "homophobic" and "bigoted”, even prompting Jeremy Clarkson to offer an apology. However, Richard Hammond has now claimed the trio have nothing to apologise for.

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One particular joke that upset viewers was when Hammond referred to one vehicle as a “gay car” all while erupting with laughter.

He said: ”Oh, that's because Jeremy was in the Jeep, which is! [laughs] It is! It's the number one gay car."

The presenter also came under fire back in 2017 after he joked that straight men can’t eat ice cream, which went viral on Twitter after Years and Years singer Olly Alexander shared the clip, branding it “awful”.

Now, the presenter has hit back at claims he is homophobic.

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Speaking to Express.co.uk, he began: “The criticism is just b***dy annoying.

“We are not remotely homophobic! If someone takes something as homophobic… I don’t want to cause offence.”

However, the host went on to reveal he won’t be more careful about causing offence in the future.

He added: “To say, ‘oh we need to be really careful not to be homophobic’ would say that we are, so we’re not going to try and set out to avoid that sort of thing because we’re not.

“But to be honest,

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