Top Gear's James May has waded into the current controversy surrounding the BBC2 show, by saying that he thinks its "fair enough" that the show's presenters have been branded "casual racists".
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and May, who caused a diplomatic row last week with their views on Mexicans, have also been criticised by comic and car fan Steve Coogan.
However, Coogan's comments don't appear to have worried May, as when he spoke at the Chortle comedy website's awards last night, he described him as his favourite comic.
He went on to add: "Intelligent criticism from intelligent people who are masters of their craft should be taken seriously, and I welcome it". He ended the interview by saying that the presenters "hadn't the energy" to deliberately cause a scandal.