Journalist, television personality, and broadcaster who co-hosted the BBC show Top Gear in 1988 and wrote weekly columns for The Sun and The Sunday Times.
His family owned a company that sold tea cosies and sent him to Repton School.
He has appeared as a guest on the Piers Morgan Show.
He married his manager, Frances Cain, in 1993. He has a son named Finlo and two daughters named Emily and Katya.
He poked fun at fellow Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond with his unfledged loyalty to Genesis.