BBC will NOT resume Top Gear series filming after Freddie Flintoff's horror crash



The BBC will not resume filming the latest Top Gear series following its investigation into the accident that injured presenter Andrew Flintoff, the corporation said.

BBC Studios has apologised to Top Gear presenter Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff following its investigation into his filming accident in Surrey and said it will not resume production on the latest series of the show.

The statement added that the corporation “will continue to support” Flintoff “with his recovery”.

It also said: “Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear at this time.

“We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we’ll make a judgment about how best to continue later this year.

“This has also impacted the production team, who we continue to support.

“Finally there will be a health and safety review of the show, in line with our procedures.”

Former professional cricketer Flintoff, 45, was taken to hospital after being involved in an accident while shooting for the hit motoring show at the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey in December.

He was said to be "lucky to be alive" after the accident.

BBC Studios' apology comes after it was reported that his vehicle "was not fitted with air bags".

Freddie is said to have been driving an open-topped three-wheel Morgan Super 3 sports car when the terrifying incident happened.

According to the Morgan Motor Company website, the £43,000 British hand-made car does not include air bags, but it does still meet UK safety standards.

The vehicle is registered as a "motorised tricycle".

A source close to the incident said: "Very little has been revealed about the accident and bosses are keen to keep a lid on details."

"This revelation about not having an air bag is bound to spark questions from fans," the insider told The Sun.

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