“I think he is a natural born quiz show host”
And he hinted the end of hit driving show The Grand Tour may be in sight.
The 48-year-old revealed details of gobby Clarkson’s ‘retirement plan’ as he lavished praise on the star’s stint hosting quiz show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
The ex-Top Gear host got mixed reviews running the revamped ITV programme for a week.
But the Hamster reckons “old man” Jeremy’s time on the box is coming to an end any way.
Hammond revealed the 58-year-old presenter has his mind set on a future away from TV after a pneumonia health scare last year.
Richard said: “I think he is a natural born quiz show host.
“It is a job he can do sitting down, which at his age is ideal.
“Annoyingly I think he is very good, largely because it is indoors.
“I think he is getting on and at some point we should put him out to pasture, maybe in a lake.”
But when asked if there will be another series of The Grand Tour, he said: “I couldn’t possibly tell you. It is all top secret.”