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Richard Hammond says daughter ribbed him over money after Top Gear exit

The TV star said his daughter offered to pay for KFC and asked when his credit card was being cut off

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx201712/7/17Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at a promotional event for 'The Grand Tour', with a new season about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the most annoying.
Richard Hammond was trolled by his daughter. (STAR MAX)

Richard Hammond has revealed his daughter teased him about money and jokingly offered to pay for food after he left Top Gear.

The TV star, 53, originally hosted the motoring show with Jeremy Clarkson and James May.

But Clarkson was dropped in 2015 after an altercation with one of the show’s producers and Hammond and May followed him out of the door, saying the trio came “as a package”.

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Hammond, who has two daughters with his wife Mindy, said after he’d left he told his girls he didn’t have a job as he wanted them to learn that money has to come from somewhere.

Speaking on the Fuelling Around podcast, he said they took it on board but admitted his daughter Isabella couldn’t resist the chance to poke fun when they were out.

He said: “After we finished the show James had come over to stay with me for a few days. We had gone to Kentucky Fried Chicken to go and get lunch for everyone with Izzy.”

Photo by: Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx201712/7/17Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at a promotional event for 'The Grand Tour', with a new season about three middle-aged men rampaging around the world having unusual adventures, driving amazing cars, and engaging in a constant argument about which of them is the most annoying.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at a promotional event. (STAR MAX)

Hammond said when they got to the front of the queue he and May quibbled about who was paying, as they both wanted to be the one to buy lunch.

He went on: “And there was a pause, just when the whole restaurant had gone quiet, and Izzy said, ‘Well technically lads, I should pay as you haven’t got a job between you.’

“And the place detonated with laughter.”

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Richard Hammond is now on The Grand Tour with his old Top Gear co-stars. (PA Images/Alamy)

Hammond, who is now on The Grand Tour with Clarkson and May, said his daughter evidently enjoyed the swipe as she did it again when they went to the supermarket.

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He said she would ask “very loudly” at the checkout: “Daddy, daddy, so when does your credit card stop working?”

“I’d go, ‘Oh, for God’s sake’ and again a whole store of people were in hysterics,” he admitted.

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