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JAMES MAY - who hosts The Grand Tour with his former Top Gear co-hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond - has opened up about what "annoyed" him when he worked at the BBC.

PUBLISHED: 11:58, Thu, Aug 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:58, Thu, Aug 13, 2020

James May, 57, who presented Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson, 60, and Richard Hammond, 50, from 2003 until 2015, has discussed what "annoyed" him the most during his time working with the BBC. The Grand Tour host described the annoying aspect as a "displacement activity".


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It comes after James joined Rachael Hogg on the FoodTribe YouTube Channel, for a new video to discuss whether tea or coffee is superior.

After Rachael provided her argument for coffee, James proceeded to explain why he "hates" the drink so much.

Recalling his time working for the broadcaster, the star divulged: "When I was at the BBC, the thing that would annoy me was you'd go there.

"So this is when I was at Top Gear, I did toy stories and things at the BBC."

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He continued: "You'd go to the BBC's White City building and you'd have to go in the lift to go up, because everything we did was on the second or third floors, and the lift was always full of people who were simply getting a coffee."

The Man In Japan favourite went on to share his honest thoughts over those who prefer coffee over tea in the workplace.

"They were either going to get one or they were coming back with one, with those stupid little cardboard pyjama things on it and the stupid splintery wooden stick, that I hate and it wasn't even a ritual," he stated.

"It was a displacement activity. I don't think they had anything to do, they had some decision to make and they didn't want to confront them so they thought, 'Let's have a coffee.'"

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