Martin recently put a photo of himself up aged about twelve, looking very dashing with a pint of shandy and a fag. I thought he looked a bit like Richard Hammond. Shammy wants to know who and what Richard Hammond is. So here he is.
He had the most dreadful high-speed crash a couple of years ago and the whole country waited biting their nails and willing him to get through it. Apart from being simply gorgeous, he is a very affable and popular bloke, all five foot of him. This was the news clip after the crash.
His nickname in Top Gear the motor programme he co-presents with Clarkson and James May, is 'The Hamster'.
Little Hammond made a full recovery and within a few months he was back on Top Gear doing mad and stupid things. Just like Martin.