Freddie Flintoff says he’s ‘absolutely fine’ after Top Gear race incident

Posted on - 12th September, 2019 - 8:36am | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News
Freddie Pic: Freddie Flintoff / Facebook
Pic: Freddie Flintoff / Facebook

Freddie Flintoff has said he’s “absolutely fine” after an incident during Top Gear filming.


The presenter and ex-England cricketer apparently ran out of runway at Elvington Airfield near York during a drag race against fellow presenters Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.

Freddie said: “I’m absolutely fine and was back filming today.

“I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races but on this occasion I went a few lengths too far! It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV.”

It’s understood Freddie was driving a motorised trike when the incident happened.

A BBC Studios spokesperson said: “The health and safety of our presenters and crew on Top Gear is paramount.

“As viewers of the recent series will have seen, Freddie is often keen to get ‘off the beaten track’.

“Tuesday’s filming at Elvington Airfield was no exception – but he suffered no injuries as a result of his spontaneous detour, as fans will see for themselves when we show the sequence in full in the next series.”

The incident happened at the same airfield where former presenter Richard Hammond was seriously injured during Top Gear filming in 2006.

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