James May takes style advice from Billy Connolly with distinctive facial hair

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James May appeared to be taking Billy Connolly’s style advice as he cycled through west London on Thursday.

The TV presenter, 58, sported a distinctive beard and thick-rimmed glasses when out, which gave him a striking resemblance to the Scottish actor, 78.

James cut a relaxed silhouette by wrapping himself in a bright orange bomber jacket that he paired with a dark green t-shirt.

Outside: James May appeared to take some style advice from Billy Connolly as he cycled west London on Thursday

The former Top Gear host wore his hair down while he also wore dark gray jeans and put safety first with a black helmet.

James is an avid bike enthusiast and said it was the main way for him to stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown because he had no reason to drive anywhere.

Reflecting on how he didn’t see co-stars Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Hammond amid the global pandemic, James also joked that being away from the pair had helped him make it “in better health”.

Talk to The sun, James said of Jeremy and Richard, “I wouldn’t say I missed them particularly. I’ve seen these two idiots so much in the past 15 years of my life. I don’t regret them in any way. .

Lookalike: The TV presenter, 58 (left) sported a distinctive beard and chunky-rimmed glasses when exiting, making him strikingly resemble the Scottish actor, 78 (right)

Actor: Billy pictured at a film premiere in 2015

Lookalike: The TV presenter, 58 (left) sported a distinctive beard and chunky-rimmed glasses when exiting, making him strikingly resemble the Scottish actor, 78 (right)

Dapper: Billy is known for his distinctive long hair and trimmed beard (photo from 2013)

Dapper: Billy is known for his distinctive long hair and trimmed beard (photo from 2013)

“I’m definitely healthier, there’s no doubt about it. I am a little thinner, I am stronger. I’m still falling apart but falling apart in a little finer way. ‘

James went on to explain that he cycled between five and ten miles a day, and he claimed he would follow government guidelines by only exercising once a day.

Of his new fitness regimen, he said, “I’m well buff now, but I probably can’t drive my car anymore.”

James rose to fame as the co-host of the iconic Top Gear show, in which he starred alongside Jeremy and Richard from 2003 to 2015.

He now hosts The Grand Tour alongside Jeremy and Richard, in December 2019 they traveled to Vietnam and Cambodia for special The Grand Tour Presents: Seamen.

Exercise: James cut a relaxed figure as he wrapped himself in a bright orange bomber jacket that he paired with a dark green t-shirt

Exercise: James cut a relaxed figure as he wrapped himself in a bright orange bomber jacket that he paired with a dark green t-shirt

Casual: The former Top Gear host wore his hair down while he also wore dark gray jeans and put safety first with a black helmet

Casual: The former Top Gear host wore his hair down while he also wore dark gray jeans and put safety first with a black helmet

Routine: James is an avid bike enthusiast and has said this is the main way for him to stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown as he has no reason to drive anywhere

Routine: James is an avid bike enthusiast and has said this is the main way for him to stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown as he has no reason to drive anywhere

While in December of last year, they appeared on the A Massive Hunt special, which saw them travel to the islands of Madagascar and Reunion in search of pirate gold.

In November, Jeremy revealed that he and his co-hosts ended up swimming in shark-infested waters after Richard attempted to speak French while in Reunion.

Speaking of the Hammond’s lack of language skills, Jeremy explained how, after a day of swimming, they were told that a man had been eaten by a shark the day before.

Jeremy said: “When we were in Reunion we spent a day getting by and we all met on the beach and Hammond suggested we go snorkelling.

Aside: Reflecting on how he didn't see co-stars Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Hammond amid the global pandemic, James also joked that being away from the pair helped him to make it

Aside: Reflecting on how he didn’t see co-stars Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Hammond amid the global pandemic, James also joked that being away from the pair helped him to make it “healthier”

James said of Jeremy and Richard:

James said of Jeremy and Richard: “I wouldn’t say I missed them particularly. I’ve seen these two idiots so much in the past 15 years of my life.”

‘So he went to the little hut where you could borrow the fins and the snorkels and he came back and he said: “My French is really progressing, I just had a long conversation with the man from the house. hut in French. “

“We then went swimming and snorkelling and on our return we were told that the day before a man had been eaten by a shark. Right there, off that same beach, inside the reef where we were snorkeling.

“So this Frenchman was clearly saying, ‘Don’t go swimming’ and Hammond was saying, ‘I like to snorkel on Wednesdays. “

Jérémie continues: “Half of the shark attacks in the world take place off Reunion Island and we went swimming there like idiots.

“Everyone on the beach was looking at us like, ‘What are they doing …? “” And all because Richard Hammond thinks he can speak French. “

Colleagues: James rose to fame as the co-host of the iconic Top Gear show, in which he starred alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015

Colleagues: James rose to fame as the co-host of the iconic Top Gear show, in which he starred alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015


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