James May has said that the Top Gear Cenotaph stunt, in which Matt LeBlanc and rally driver Ken Block drove around near the London War Memorial, was “probably a little bit ill-judged”.
The former Top Gear presenter, who will be back alongside his colleagues Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond in a new Amazon Prime motoring show, told The Guardian that the wheel-spinning stunt was “unwise.”
“I have driven up and down that road, yes, but no, I don’t do doughnuts – it’s inappropriate wherever you do it in my view,” said May.
“It was possibly a little unwise, ill-advised.”
New host Chris Evans apologised “unreservedly” when the images of the scene were revealed, with the BBC confirming it would not show the Cenotaph on screen when broadcasting the stunt.