He's known as the Hamster, but perhaps Richard Hammond would prefer a nickname not based on a small animal that many find cute. It seems Hammond, who makes up one third of the Top Gear UK presenters trio, is a bit miffed at the way his character has shaken out. While Clarkson and May have been allowed to form defined personas, UK's celebrity dish Daily Star reports that Hammond feels he is simply being pigeonholed as the cute little guy who had a big crash.

Show insiders have reportedly stated that Hammond will get the bigger, more defined role that he deserves. They understand how important he is to the show, and plan on making sure that Hammond is happy.


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      1STH
      • 3 Years Ago
      ATTENTION AUTOBLOG; The Daily Star is like the National Enquirer.......are you really reporting this in your blog? wow...
        RGT881
        • 3 Years Ago
        @1STH
        Right exactly. Must have been a slow news day. So why not make crap up?!
      DarwinianReject
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sooooo......plowing through brick walls, setting off explosives, crushing cars, and destroying half the city while riding around in the Marauder didn't put enough hair on your chest, eh Hamster? People would KILL to have your job. Find something else to whine about.
      Christopher
      • 3 Years Ago
      DO NOT lose HAMMOND!!!! I heard he has a new show for the U.S. too. We like Hammond!
      Roomster39
      • 3 Years Ago
      Slow news day?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seriously?! I can't believe Hammond feels that way. Although Clarkson is the obvious front man for the show having TG without the Hampster is like Voltron without the green lion. Hammond is as strong of a personality on the show as Clarkson and May. Has he been hanging out with Ben Collins or something? :D
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy is pretty cool. Clarkston is an ass. Richard Hammond, you sir make the show great.
      MikeInNC
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hammond rocks! He 'gets' German cars and his love of two-wheelers plays nicely off the other two who have no skills whatsoever on bikes. Love the guy and TG would never be the same without him.
      DCI Gene Shunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      He has a job that is the envy of the world, driving cars most people can't afford unless you are the Sultan of Brunei. Also, he's the one the birds dig the most. What's to complain about?
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hammond largely fills the role of generic TV presenter, which is what his background is. It'll be interesting to see if he can make a change here. It would help him and add to the show, so I see no reason to get down about it.
      Julia
      • 3 Years Ago
      A caveat... Hammond is less annoying, in fact he's even entertaining and knowledgeable when he talks about American muscle cars. Let him jump on that topic and de-hamster himself that way.
      Freedom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hamster, you're the man! Everyone knows that. Just because the old guy and captain slow give you **** all the time doesn't mean the fans don't think you're cool. You're the guy that had the big ******* wreck!!! It would have killed either of those other guys. And EVERYBODY knows you can't go wrong with a 911. I don't know what your beef is? You know you get better ***** than the bachelor and it doesn't count if you have to use a little blue pill. Besides, I'm sure you'll out live the rest of the cast and become the shows only host. Buck up little guy, we're all pulling for you!
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