Richard Hammond: 'My jungle show is very different to Top Gear!' (VIDEO)

Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is heading to the rainforest to fulfil a lifelong dream and photograph some of the planet's most amazing creatures in Richard Hammond's Jungle Quest (opens in new tab).

In this two-part series for Sky 1, Richard will trek through steamy impenetrable jungle, tackle the mighty River Amazon, sleep rough under the forest canopy and be hoisted hundreds of feet to the top of trees, in a bid to get the perfect wildlife shot.

We spoke to him about a breathtaking encounter he had with a sloth, dolphins that live in the forest, creating his own nature club as a young boy and how his friends Jeremy Clarkson and James May would have coped in the Amazon!

Richard Hammond's Jungle Quest begins on Sky 1 on Wednesday, September 16 at 9pm. Watch the interview with Richard, above. "]

Sean Marland
Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV, TV & Satellite Week and

Sean has been writing about all things telly for over 10 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are The Great British Bake-Off, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.