How tall is James May

James May's Height

5ft 11 ½ (181.6 cm)

British TV presenter, known for being one of the presenters of the long-running Television Series Top Gear and Amazon's The Grand Tour.

How tall is James May
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Average Guess (48 Votes)
6ft 0.06in (183cm)
Sinclair said on 11/Aug/20
I would put May at 5’11.5”, it seems a fair listing. May used to strike me as 5’10” range, but that was when I thought Clarkson was 6’2-6’3” range. Clarkson was at least 6’4” at peak and was around 5 inches taller than May.
Thatch said on 24/Apr/20
@theL4st I’ve seen that cook off with Ramsay and May and I think Ramsay is genuinely shorter than he seems, his footwear is always really advantageous on TV compared to others, so looks deceptively taller
Clarke Flynn said on 23/Feb/20
I don't believe. He's either 6 1 or 6'0.5
Jeff Cavaliere said on 31/Dec/19
Spot on 6 footer
theL4st said on 15/Jul/19
Click Here he looks the same height as gordan ramsay here.
K.A 188 said on 10/Jul/19
Honestly i think he is closer to 6ft a figure like 182.5 is not unreasonable, he does not look too short close to Jeremy Clarckson who has alway looked 192- 195 range.
Maybe 5ft11 and a change 5ft11 3/4 IMO.
Dom5'11.5 said on 29/Jun/19
I think he is 181.6cm when he is hunched over, as you can see he doesn’t have a very good posture.. however if he stands tall I reckon he will be close or even 6’0 182.8-183
Joel Masterman said on 16/May/19
I would say is he is a reasonable six footer Like Sean lock for example he can look anywhere from 5"11 to 6"0.
Joel Masterman said on 16/May/19
I would say is he is a reasonable six footer Like Sean lock for example he can look anywhere from 5"11 to 6"0.
181.6 said on 25/Feb/19
He looks noticeably shorter than David Cameron during a grand tour meet. 181.6-182.2 region, 181.6cm lowest
181.6 said on 25/Feb/19
He looks quite noticeably shorter than David Cameron during a grand tour meet. 181.6-182.2 region
175 said on 14/Jul/18
@Rob He can't be that tall, look at him next to James Corden. He looks below 180cm, more like 178cm.
They look almost the same height. Granted, Corden has slightly thicker footwear, but that doesn't seem to be enough to make him 178-179cm tall from his 173.4 from your listing.
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Editor Rob
It's tricky because the road may be favouring Corden's side.
I wouldn't rule out 8.5 range for James, he has pulled that off and might have a chance measuring it.
growtallerguru said on 2/Feb/18
He actually looks 6' even or a little above to me.
Jake94 (5'9 said on 23/Jan/18
Looks 6' even to me. Lean lanky build might make him look taller than he really is though.
Guest66 said on 22/Dec/17
Still looks 6ft most of the time. Although he does wear boots a lot, so perhaps fractionally under.
Slim 6' said on 24/Oct/17
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's six feet tall.
Mateyboy said on 1/Sep/17
Reasonable 6 foot in his 20's and 30's
bacon said on 1/Apr/17
looks more like 6'0" with jeremy imo
Slothee said on 12/Feb/17
Bang on 6'0"!
Sean said on 31/Jan/17
Me and him are the same height according to the listing and he looks around my height sort of
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 22/Jan/17
6ft in his 20's-30's
Gian92 said on 21/Jan/17
I always thought he was 6'1 near Jeremy Clarkson
beibur said on 19/Jan/17
He looks 6 ft
Aza said on 10/Aug/16
Do think he is slightly less than 6ft. On top gear he always wore formal shoes /boots with a good heel say 1.25 -1.5 inches. His hair does add a bit too. Good listing.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/16
"James May's Height: 6ft 0in (182.88cm)"

No less than that
Anonymous said on 28/Jul/16
I think he might be shrinking these days. He looks like he's getting a little closer to Richard and further from Jeremy.
Mr S said on 21/Jan/16
I always thought he was a strong six footer, maybe 184 cm. Next to Clarkson who was 6'5" peak he never looked short. There didn't appear to be 5" between them, if there was surely May would have looked small.
5'11.25 said on 14/Dec/15
@Rob Do you believe that May might have been a full 6'0 in his younger days, but shrunk a half inch?
Editor Rob: by late 40's I'm not sure if he'd have lost half inch, but a small fraction maybe. I'm not sure he was a big six footer though.
Rick said on 30/Nov/15
I meet him yestersday, I am 6'1" and he was a bit taller than be.
Unknown said on 11/Jul/15
I think he's closer to 183 cm than 182 cm. He looks at least 183 cm next to Jeremy Clarkson. He's definitely taller than average.
Alfred said on 13/Jun/15
I think he is around 183 cm
Ruudy said on 11/May/15
A friend of mine met James May in London a few years ago and commented he was surprisingly tall - same size as he was (my mate's a solid 6' 2"). Looks like May normally wears smart shoes/boots with heels, mind, whereas my mate would have been wearing trainers
cole said on 15/Jan/15
Don't think he's 6ft though. He can look just 5'11 at times next to Hammond, granted with poor posture, so 5'11.5 is quite possible.
cole said on 14/Jan/15
@Editor Rob: In the polar special (season 9, episode 6) Clarkson reffered to May as a "6-foot sinus that then wees in a bottle and leaves it for me to clear up".
Fred said on 4/Sep/14
I always thought James May was MINIMUM 6'1 . Even next to Clarkson he looks tall
5'10man said on 4/Aug/14
Solid 6' no more or less. Saw him in park in London and he had at leas 4cm on me who is 178cm
Jeff said on 15/May/14
Anywhere between 5'11 and 6'0 is accurate I would say so good listing rob
person said on 25/Apr/14
5'11.5/6'0 same difference
cole said on 15/Apr/14
I think anywhere between 5'11.25 and 5'11.75 is a fair shout, definitely in the 5'11 range. I wouldn't go under 5'11 flat.
miko said on 6/Mar/14
Not under this listing, he's a weak 6 footer.
Arch Stanton said on 6/Mar/14
He can look a solid 6' at times Andrew I know what you mean.
Andrew M said on 2/Mar/14
I originally thought he was over 6ft, looking close to Clarkson in height. But lately it's almost as though he's shrunk somehow. Is he hiding severe arthritis or a bad back injury?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Mar/14
I used to see 6ft2 for him listed in places, LOL.

182-183cm is fair
StopHijackingMyNick said on 1/Mar/14
5ft11 or maybe 5ft11.5
Ben said on 27/Feb/14
I have to say, I think James is about 183 cm or an even 6'0". He always looks about 4 or 5 inches shorter than Clarkson, who is listed at 194 cm on this site.
GUK said on 27/Feb/14
I stood very near him in an Indian Restaurant in London. I'm 5ft10.5, he was about the same height maybe slightly taller. If I had to guess I'd say 5ft 11.
littlesue said on 27/Feb/14
Definately a tall guy!! stood by him once and he a good foot taller than my 4ft 11
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 27/Feb/14
So rob real legit tall for men starts when they hit 6ft or over? thats what i think, 182cm definetly is not tall i agree just tallish.
[Editor Rob: 6ft I think is probably low end tall ]
Dean 5ft 9.25 said on 26/Feb/14
Rob I always think May looks slightly closer to Hammond than Clarkson. Id of thought more 180-181cm a bit like David Beckham range?
[Editor Rob: not impossible]
StopHijackingMyNick said on 26/Feb/14
When watching Top Gear at home he appeared to me as having the most normal height of the 3, yeah 5ft10ish. Could be 5ft11 range but not 6ft0+.
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 26/Feb/14
Rob is 182cm tall or tallish?
[Editor Rob: I think still tallish range]
tom said on 25/Feb/14
This seems right, he looks close to 6ft but maybe not quite, although that could be because he has quite a slumped over posture. Definitely 5'11"-6' though.
littlesue said on 25/Feb/14
My 'secret' crush, lol
Connor 184.5-185cm said on 25/Feb/14
Id say 183-3.5cm in the shoes might just about be 184.0cm, 182cm barefoot would seem right for James yeah, Rob is 182cm really in the tall range for men? to me i think it looks tallish 183cm+ is when tall starts what do you think Rob?
SAK said on 24/Feb/14
He looks like the normal one between the v.tall Clarkson(6f5) and v.small Hammond(5f6).
lelman said on 24/Feb/14
Glad to see May up here, always thought he looked a weak 6 foot.
Arch Stanton said on 24/Feb/14
Finally LOL. Spot on.

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