Richard Hammond has taken over the Chris Moyles Show on Radio X, but was left helpless when the main presenter left.

Appearing on the Radio X programme, Hammond, who lives in Herefordshire, was handed a pair of headphones by Moyles and shown where the jingles and songs were.

Former Radio 1 breakfast show host Moyles said "see you later" to Hammond as he and his team walked away.

Hammond then told listeners the time as he said: "How would I play a record in here?"


He added: "If you've just joined, I'm Richard Hammond and Chris Moyles has left me in the studio.

"I'm going to see if I can make something happen, but it's OK because I can do this."

But despite expecting something to happen, an awkward silence filled the air instead.

@radiox The breakfast gang left Richard Hammond to his own devices in the studio this morning 🤔 #richardhammond #topgear #foryou ♬ original sound - Radio X

He tried again, but nothing happened, adding: "That's disappointing as well."

When asked by Moyles how things were going, Hammond said the show, with 1.1 million listeners, was going well.

After a little help from Moyles, Hammond eventually played Jerk It Out by Caesars Palace.


Hammond appeared on the popular radio show as a TV company warned his Hereford car business must start making money or else it could go bust.

The former BBC Top Gear host, who lives in Weston-under-Penyard near Ross-on-Wye, 

The car restoration business, based in Rotherwas, is filmed as part of a discovery+ TV show which returns with a new series next month.

The original docuseries follows Hammond, who lives at Weston-under-Penyard near Ross-on-Wye, fulfilling his lifelong ambition to build and run a classic car restoration and repair workshop.


The first season saw him set the business up, alongside automotive "wonder-family" Neil, Anthony and Andrew Greenhouse, who previously worked at a garage in Allensmore.

But ahead of the new series, discovery+ said that after almost a year of trading, the business, The Smallest Cog, has become a money pit.

It said that the business is still not turning a profit and if it doesn't break even soon, there’s a "real chance" it "may go bust".

Richard Hammond’s Workshop series two will premiere exclusively on discovery+ on Monday, October 17.