Jesse James is returning to TV for American Chopper battle

Oct 28, 2011 at 6:32 p.m. ET

Jesse James takes on the Teutuls in a special live episode of American Chopper.

Jesse JamesJesse James is taking a break from his messy breakups and he's getting back to his first love -- building motorcycles. James will take on Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. in a special two-part American Chopper bike challenge airing Dec. 5 and 6 on the Discovery Channel.

The three will each build motorcycles, and the winner will be selected by a vote of viewers live on Dec. 6 from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, according to a release from the Discovery Channel.

The Teutels, who are associated with Orange County Choppers in New York, have been featured on American Chopper and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior since 2003 on both Discovery and TLC. James of West Coast Choppers is a veteran reality TV bike builder whose credits include the 2000 documentary Motorcycle Mania and Monster Garage from 2002 to 2006, both on Discovery.

However, James gained infamy in 2010 when then-wife Sandra Bullock filed for divorce, claiming numerous counts of infidelity on James' part. He was linked to biker model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and photos of James cavorting with Nazi imagery were uncovered.

Later, James rather crassly revealed details of the breakup in his book, American Outlaw.

"The feeling of shame and sadness that washed over me as Sandy began to cry was almost beyond measure," James said. "I didn't touch her. I sat frozen in my chair, watching, as Sandy's small body shook with sobs."

After the Bullock breakup, James soon announced an engagement to tattoo artist Kat Von D and proceeded to break it off with her not once, but twice.

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