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Richard Hammond claims ice cream is only for gay people

December 27, 2016

Richard Hammond has caused offence with a row over ice cream.

The popular Top Gear and The Grand Tour presenter made the bizarre remarks in the show’s boxing Day episode.

Fellow host Jeremy Clarkson commented that you couldn’t enjoy a Magnum while inside a Rolls Royce, pointing to a photo of its pristine interior.

Hammond then responded by saying: “It’s alright, I don’t eat ice cream”.

He added: “It’s something to do with being straight.”

Audience members clapped and cheered the remark.

Meanwhile Clarkson, usually known for his forthright sense of humour, looked taken aback at the comment.

“Why are you applauding him?” asked Mr Clarkson.

“You’re saying all children are homosexual?”

Mr Hammond then continued, saying: “Ice cream is a bit… you know.

“There’s nothing wrong with it, but a grown man eating an ice cream – it’s that way, rather than that way.”

Many Twitter users were angry at the comments, while others mocked their absurdity.

Years and Years singer Olly Alexander Tweeted: “Excuse me while I gag on my Cornetto.”

Richard Hammond hasn’t yet responded to the row, having last Tweeted on 23 December.

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