Jeremy Clarkson has taken a swipe at James May after rumours of a professional split were confirmed.

The duo presented BBC’s Top Gear alongside Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015 before reuniting for Prime Video’s The Grand Tour.

Despite enjoying success together, the three celebrities have gone their separate ways professionally with Clarkson finding further global success with his Prime Video documentary Clarkson’s Farm.

The show focuses on life at Diddly Squat Farm in Chadlington near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and is now in its fourth season.

READ MORE: Jeremy Clarkson and James May will not work together again

James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. (Image: PA)

Clarkson mentioned James May in a post on social media platform X this week though, making a wry joke about his fellow presenter in a response to a fan.

“Apropos of not much, I just saw a hobby hawk,” said the 64-year-old on Thursday.

“Thought it was just called a Hobby,” asked a fan.

Clarkson responded: “I fear that if I’d said I’d seen a hobby, people might have thought I’d been in James May’s shed.”

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May recently revealed that he believes Clarkson, Hammond and himself are unlikely to work together again.

Speaking to Unilad, he said: “I think people would only really like us doing cars, despite what some people say - ‘Oh, I think you should all go off and do cooking or you should all go and do a podcast about nothing.’

“But I don’t think so, I think we should let it lie, what we did.”

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