James May: 'Our tour of Argentina was so contentious we were forced to flee with a police escort'

Riots and angry mobs greeted James in Ushuaia
Riots and angry mobs greeted James in Ushuaia Credit: The Grand Tour
The TV presenter recalls calamitous road trips, eating his way around Tokyo, and fleeing Argentina

It wouldn’t feel like Christmas if I went abroad

I like to be at home, surrounded by family and friends, eating a traditional Christmas dinner with lots of sprouts.

Growing up, our holidays consisted of camping in Devon and Dorset

The most memorable trip was when I was 12 years old and went on a school exchange programme to Germany三级成人视频. It was the first time I’d ever been abroad. I became very good friends with the bloke I was staying with, and we are still in contact 45 years later. 

I got a pilot’s licence 13 years ago

I’ve owned three different propeller planes since then. I’m not a fan of turbulence, but it bothers me less when I’m at the controls. When I was little, I wanted to be a fighter pilot. These past few years I’ve been so busy, I’ve not flown very much beyond north Wales from Berkshire.

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