So while his fellow co-hosts Richard Hammond blogs an apology about the TOP GEAR Mexican controversy and Jeremy Clarkson writes his thoughts in THE SUN and digs a deeper hole, the last of the TOP GEAR three amigos, James May, reportedly created an ego-driven scene on a flight from Texas to London. As this post reports, James May Turns Diva on Transatlantic Flight:
May was booked into business class with a BBC crew for the flight from Texas to the UK but a last minute hitch forced him onto another already-packed plane.
According to the News of the World, the prospect of an economy seat sent James into a sulk.
A witness claimed he told BA staff: “I’m not flying economy. Why has muggins here got an economy seat?
“I have a newspaper column to write. I’m flying business, or I’m not flying at all. Sort it!”
We never knew he had it in him!
Flight staff hastily downgraded a family of four in a bid to keep the Top Gear man happy.
But a BA insider told the newspaper: “James May was an arrogant oaf – a complete diva. He lost the plot and started ranting about being given special treatment.
“Staff buckled and had to downgrade premium-paying passengers.”
May’s spokesman said the petrolhead needed a business class seat “so he could work”…
This hasn’t been a good week or two for May, who has yet to offer any statement about the TOP GEAR segment where the hosts are facing fire for their remarks. The segment can be seen here:
In addition, many news outlets erroneously reported that May was tweeting about the TOP GEAR episode on Twitter this week when they referred to this post from Feb 1:
This is not the James account on Twitter. The official May account on Twitter is actually this one below, which has not been active since June, 2009 and has only 5 tweets:
So, James, as you soak in your ego and think of the family of four you downgraded to economy class so you can do “work,” we give you THE CHORIZO award: