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Top Gear's James May seems to be enjoying his new-found 'unemployment'

He’s been learning the descant recorder, you know.

TOP GEAR’S JAMES May has certainly settled into his new life of unemployment in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking earlier this week.

Clarkson dropped Stefan Rousseau / PA Stefan Rousseau / PA / PA

The TV presenter has hinted that he will not be returning to the show, telling reporters camped outside his home that he might give up TV altogether:

I might want to do something completely different with my life. I’m quite old now. I might do something outside of cars – I always wanted to be a teacher.

But really, he’s just been tweeting. A lot.

He’s been doing odd jobs around the house

He’s been meeting with his agents

And trying out some new hobbies

May has also set up a YouTube channel called ‘JM’s unemployment tube’ where he posts beautiful covers of popular tunes on the descant recorder – the latest one is Greensleeves (‘with a hangover’), and it’ll take you right back to your school days.

JM's unemployment tube / YouTube

Just beautiful. But it’s not all fun and games, as many people know all too well:

Chin up, James. You’ll be back on your feet soon.

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