James May goes solo: launches James May's Planet Gin YouTube channel

Virgin Radio

3 May 2024, 13:43

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The former Top Gear presenter embarks on a new adventure beyond Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

James May, the beloved former Top Gear presenter, is revving up his engines for a new solo venture that's sure to be a hit with motoring enthusiasts and gin lovers alike.

Breaking free from the dynamic trio of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, May has launched his very own YouTube channel, James May's Planet Gin, dedicated to his JamesGin.com brand.

In true May fashion, the debut video on his channel is anything but conventional.

Greeting his audience with a cheerful 'Hello drinkers,' May sets the tone for what promises to be a refreshingly different experience in the world of YouTube.

With a humorous nod to his age and position, he quips that while his channel may reside on YouTube, it won't be conforming to the usual influencer norms.

After all, as May puts it, 'Gin just isn't that interesting' to warrant constant pleas for likes and subscriptions.

Teasing viewers with glimpses of culinary adventures and laid-back car park chats, May assures everyone that he won't be beholden to the demands of content creation.

"Watch it if you fancy it," he shrugs, emphasising his nonchalant approach to the platform.

And for those who may doubt his commitment, May's cheeky Instagram announcement leaves little room for misunderstanding: "If you don't like that, sod off."

With a self-deprecating sense of humour, May acknowledges that his sporadic uploads may not align with the typical YouTube grind.

But that's precisely the charm of James May's Planet Gin – it's an unfiltered glimpse into the mind of a motoring maestro turned gin aficionado, free from the pressures of online stardom.

Despite the channel's recent inception, May has already amassed an impressive following, with thousands of subscribers eagerly awaiting his next quirky instalment.

Already, James has managed to gain an impressive 11,000 subscribers within 24 hours of his debut video going live.

One follower wrote: "Can't wait to see!" Another added, "I'm watching, thanks mate," while a third said: "GOOD NEWS!"

And while this may be May's first solo YouTube endeavour, it's certainly not his first foray into online content, as fans fondly recall his memorable appearances in various 'What Next' videos.

The reaction to May's solo venture has been overwhelmingly positive, with followers expressing excitement and gratitude for his unique take on the YouTube landscape.

As May embarks on this new chapter, one thing's for certain: whether he's behind the wheel or mixing up a gin cocktail, the journey promises to be as entertaining as it is unpredictable. So buckle up, pour yourself a G&T, and join James May on his latest adventure – it's bound to be one heck of a ride!