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Is james may gay?

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davido140

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9,383 posts

134 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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This will probably get locked quick-smart but I'll give it a try..

Friend told me he is gay, I thought nothing of it,

Until on the Radio this morning, May and Hammond were plugging the new Top Gear series.

Hammond was talking about a trip to Glastonbury, he went with his Wife Mindy, May and his "partner", doesnt sound much in text but the way it was said way very coy, as if he was skirting around an issue?

If he is, dunno why they arent open about it?

Nice to have a non-mincey (Alan Carr/Graham Norton etc) gay on telly.


absolutely

3,168 posts

100 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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He is not gay.

Mr Trophy

6,479 posts

111 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Surely not?

Balmoral Green

30,189 posts

156 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Who cares?

Gretchen

14,510 posts

124 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Gretchen - Distraught.


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becca_

9,273 posts

119 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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I reckon he might be, but really not too fussed - agree nice to have a break from the uber-camp crowd.

I'd guess that if he is gay he's being fairly cautious about it because a) it really isn't relevant to what he does and b) the media/redtops storm that'd ensue if he properly came out would probably be more trouble than it's worth.

Mr Trophy

6,479 posts

111 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Balmoral Green said:
Who cares?
The OP, he's asked.

sparks87

8,823 posts

121 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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He has apparently been dating a lady who I believe works in the media for the last few years.

absolutely

3,168 posts

100 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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His partner is called Sarah. He isn't gay.

thehawk

9,335 posts

115 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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absolutely said:
His partner is called Sarah. He isn't gay.
Sarah Parks?

Slagathore

4,145 posts

100 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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'Partner' sounds better than 'girlfriend'. Assuming he isn't married to this 'partner' in which case, maybe he is masking something

For some reason, when people say girlfriend, it just sounds rather childish. Maybe he just uses 'partner' to sound a bit more grown up.

Sciroccology

29,908 posts

138 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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davido140 said:
Hammond was talking about a trip to Glastonbury, he went with his Wife Mindy, May and his "partner", doesnt sound much in text but the way it was said way very coy, as if he was skirting around an issue?
And then May went on to refer to his partner as "my Mrs".

BOR

3,426 posts

163 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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davido140 said:
If he is, dunno why they arent open about it?
Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. It's no more relevant to his work, than your own gayness or straightness is relevant to what you do.

Try to move on, FFS.

gopher

5,160 posts

167 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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I also believe his partner is female, I can't remember exactly why but I've read a number of his articles and when ever he mentions "the partner" it's always as a female (she, her etc).

However I think it's a great way to see how much of PH the top gear lot read and we should start a rumour that he is Gay and see how long it takes for JC and RH to mention it on the next series of TG.

But that's probably a really crap idea in reality, just sounds good after a couple of beers.

absolutely

3,168 posts

100 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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thehawk said:
absolutely said:
His partner is called Sarah. He isn't gay.
Sarah Parks?
No, Sarah Frater.

Herman Toothrot

6,355 posts

106 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Sciroccology said:
And then May went on to refer to his partner as "my Mrs".
I refer to my "girlfriend" as my Mrs as after 5 years she may as well be.. as said girlfriend sounds a bit young, partner's usually used by gay people *the 2 gay people I know refer to "partners"* or others to refer to business partner.

james_tigerwoods

13,552 posts

105 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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absolutely said:
thehawk said:
absolutely said:
His partner is called Sarah. He isn't gay.
Sarah Parks?
No, Sarah Frater.
Because a bloke with a girlfriend is always straight...

Jasandjules

58,647 posts

137 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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He's got bad hair, bad dress sense and he smokes a pipe (I think ) - He can't be gay.

ganglandboss

7,664 posts

111 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Jasandjules said:
He's got bad hair, bad dress sense and he smokes a pipe (I think ) - He can't be gay.
The last one means nothing!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2804951.stm

MitchT

9,644 posts

117 months

Tuesday 17th June 2008
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Don't know which side of the road he drives on, so to speak, but my OH is convinced that he's Stephen Fry's brother!