24/03/2011 17:27 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Men Have Lost Their 'Dad' Skills Says Top Gear Presenter

TV star James May has blasted men's 'dad skills', claiming modern fathers lack the practical abilities of previous generations.

The Top Gear presenter, who is 47, said younger men think it is 'endearing' and 'cute' to be useless around the house.

He recalled how his own dad carried out major work at home, and taught him practical skills and a 'have a go' mentality:

'My dad put the central heating in our house when it didn't have any. I picked up how to build bicycles and use basic tools and at least have a go at these things.'

He added that men nowadays are helpless and not prepared to change.

What do you think?
Do you agree with James?
Do modern men lack the practical skills of our dads and grandfathers?