James May believes he is "too old" to make more motoring shows.

James May thinks he's too old for car shows

James May thinks he's too old for car shows

The 60-year-old presenter believes there is still an audience for programmes about cars, despite Prime Video ending his series 'The Grand Tour' and the BBC cutting 'Top Gear', but doesn't think he and regular co-hosts Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson are the right men for the job anymore.

James - who fronted 'Top Gear' from 2003 until 2005 before returning with 'The Grand Tour' in 2019 - told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "If you wanted to make a serious, slightly more consumerish car show there’s never been a better time for it because it’s a very interesting topic.

“What is going to happen to the car, car ownership, attitudes to the car, how we use it, dispose of it, how we power it?

"It’s all interesting stuff, it’s the most interesting time in the car’s history since it was invented. So I can’t believe somewhere or other, a slightly more modern car show won’t emerge.

“But we can’t do it as we’re too old.”

James can next be seen in 'Our Man In India', exploring various events and cultural traditions in the country and while he had a great time, he needed to go on a diet when he returned to the UK after getting "a little bit fat" due to the huge portions of food he was served.

He said: “The Indians are feeders.

“They fill up your bowls until you literally have to fight them off, so we actually found ourselves getting a little bit fat towards the end.

“We got some enormous biryanis. We became very enthusiastic about biryanis from all the different towns and cities we went to.

“But some of them are quite big. They don’t hold back and I had to cut back a bit when I got home.”