10:21 02 November 2010
Top Gear presenter James May has hit out at the modern man, calling them useless "morons" who wouldn't know how to put up a shelf or iron a shirt.
The host told the Radio Times that he believes women are "getting a bit bored with blokes being useless" and blamed a 'lad's mags' culture for a move away from old-fashioned masculinity.
He continued, saying: "The decline of practical skills, some of them very day-to-day, among a generation of British men is very worrying they cant put up a shelf, wire a plug, countersink a screw, iron a shirt.
"They believe it is endearing and cute to be useless whereas I think its boring and everyones getting sick of it.
"I keep reading that women are better at school and now better at parking, better at navigating.
"We are sort of laughing at it going, 'Ho ho ho, I'm just a bloke', but really in my lifetime men will only be required to keep sperm at operating temperature and will have no other functions."
The 47-year-old also attacked Top Gear, the show which made him a household name, saying that it's now more about the presenters than cars.
"Its really almost a sitcom now, so we are characters."
May has decided to help the modern man regain his lost skills through his new TV series, Man Lab, which will be shown on BBC Two.
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