Top Gear’s Freddie Flintoff Hospitalized After On-Set Crash 

Top Gear' Host Freddie Flintoff Airlifted to Hospital After On-Set Crash

Freddie Flintoff.
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High Gear host Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff has been taken to the hospital after a high-speed crash on the set of the BBC collection.

“Freddie was injured in an accident on the High Gear take a look at monitor this morning – with crew medics attending the scene instantly,” a spokesperson for the printed channel informed the Guardian in a Tuesday, December 13, assertion. “He has been taken to hospital for additional remedy and we are going to verify extra particulars sooner or later.”

Flintoff, 45, had been filming on the Dunsford Park Aerodrome in Surrey, England, when the incident passed off. Manufacturing has since been paused amid the previous cricket participant’s restoration.

The England native turned the cohost of High Gear in 2019, succeeding Matt LeBlanc. Shortly after his debut on the docuseries, Flintoff was concerned in a harrowing high-speed crash, wherein he misplaced management of the motorbike he was driving. The Guide of Fred scribe was racing in opposition to cohosts Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness at speeds of 124 mph.

“I’m going to nice lengths to ensure I do nicely in High Gear drag races however on this event, I went just a few lengths too far,” Flintoff stated throughout a 2020 episode of the BBC collection, which included footage of the accident. “It’s going to look extra ridiculous than harmful while you see it on TV.”

Whereas the daddy of 4 — who shares children Rocky, Holly, Preston and Corey with spouse Rachael Wools Flintoff — referred to as the incident a “near-death” crash, he insisted throughout the broadcast that he was “completely superb.”

High Gear — impressed by the British auto journal of the identical title — premiered on the BBC in 2002, rebooting the unique 1977 program. On the present, hosts look at and evaluation a set of motor autos, and compete in opposition to each other in particular races.

“It was wonderful entering into them vehicles and sitting there, wanting round on the dashboard and all of the dials, and abruptly every thing begins flooding again out of your childhood,” Flintoff gushed to ScreenRant in March 2021. “I used to be [in] the automotive; I used to play cricket and my dad used to drive me up and down the nation, and every thing began flooding again. You then flip it on its head: I’m driving and I’m a dad now, so I’m questioning myself as a dad and attempting out, ‘Am I doing the proper factor?’”

Whereas High Gear episodes see the three males competing on the race monitor, Flintoff, Harris, 47, and McGuinness, 49, have developed a deep kinship by the years.

“I believe as nicely, the extra time we spend collectively, the extra you already know one another. I believe we’re enhancing,” Flintoff informed the outlet final yr. “The three of us, but in addition the producers, the crew and everybody has an understanding of what makes individuals tick; what individuals don’t like; the place to niggle individuals when it is advisable to. I believe we’re stepping into the proper route. We will nonetheless enhance clearly, however we’re getting there.”