We’ve never actually wondered why James May doesn’t have children, and to be honest, we don’t believe it’s any of our business. But as someone asked him in a recent interview and he seemed quite happy to divulge the information, we’ll tell you about why him and his long-term partner of 20 years Sarah Frater don’t have children.
He said: “I think it was just a result of life, let’s put that down to being a late developer.
“I’ve got nieces and nephews of many ages. I spend a quite lot of time working with people in their twenties.
“That’s the nature of TV, it has a big influx of people of that age who disperse and move on to other things, it’s all very fluid.”
This came after James was questioned about the pressures of being a man in the modern world which, he admits, he has grown through.
He said he “witnessed the move into the physical age and the dawn of the internet”, which he says has made “such a difference”.
“In the last decade, especially in the last four or five years, everything we held adhere and thought was terrible is being questioned,” he said on the Driven Podcast.
“Society, class, race, the environment, how we consume things and how we think about things… everything is up for grabs.
“It’s baffling and confusing but it’s also incredibly exciting.
“There was nothing like that as much going on when I was a youth.
“I don’t think the youth of Britain have been in better shape ever really.
“They are going to change the world, they really are going to do it and good luck to them.
“It’s keeping me alive, to be honest.”