The presenter has challenged his detractors to find one “sexist thing I’ve ever uttered on television”, offering to pledge £10,000 to charity if they do.
Speaking to the Press Association ahead of The Grand Tour’s third series on Amazon Prime, Jeremy said: “We’ve been every other ‘ist’, but we’ve never been sexist. It’s just an assumption. I’m too old these days to listen to that nonsense.
“I don’t mind being judged. People in the olden days were forced to pay my wages, now they do it voluntarily. If they don’t like what I’m doing, judge me. That’s how the world works.
“I still have that £10,000 to a charity of your choice if you can find a sexist thing I’ve ever uttered on television. A woman took me up on it but had to give up after a two-year search because I never have.”
His co-star James May added: “I don’t see how the feminist movement could have a complaint about us, or if they do, I’d like to know what it is.
“I think people look and they say ‘there’s three white middle-aged blokes on the telly, ipso facto, they’re sexist’. If you watch it carefully – we’re not.”
Richard Hammond also defended ‘The Grand Tour’, saying: “With us talking about cars we’ve had ‘you know what you lot are like, talking about women drivers’. When?”
While the trio have insisted they are not sexist, their show faced accusations of homophobia in 2016, when Richard said he doesn’t eat ice cream because it is “gay”.
‘The Grand Tour’ returns to Amazon Prime Video on Friday 18 January.