Top Gear host Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff was injured and taken to hospital for medical treatment after being involved in an accident while filming for the show.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning as the 45-year-old former professional cricketer was filming at the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Airport in Surrey.
A BBC spokesman said: “Freddie was injured in an accident at the Top Gear test track this morning – medical teams were on the scene immediately.
“He has been taken to hospital for further treatment and we will confirm more details in due course.”
The father-of-four, who has hosted BBC One since 2019, was airlifted to hospital after the incident, but is not believed to have suffered any life-threatening injuries, The Sun reports. .
Flintoff, who was appointed England cricket captain twice, first in 2006 and 2007, retired from the international scene in 2010, briefly returning to play for Lancashire four years later. .
Following his successful sports career, he became a familiar face on television, starring in numerous reality and panel shows and appearing as the face of supermarket brand Morrisons .
In 2010 he became the captain of Sky’s A League Of Their Own, hosted by James Corden before being crowned king of the jungle in the first series of the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here ! in 2015.
After appearing in the BBC drama Love, Lies and Records in 2017, he went on to make his musical theater debut in Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends The Musical and hosted All Star Musicals for ITV in December of the same year. .
He was announced in October 2018, ahead of the show’s 27th series, as the new host of Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.
Tuesday’s accident isn’t the first time Flintoff has had since he started working on the show.
In February 2019, the presenter was involved in a minor incident when he crashed into a market stall in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
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In September of the same year, he was again involved in an accident while riding a tricycle at a reported speed of 124 mph during the filming of Top Gear at Elvington Airport in Yorkshire, but escaped the incident. without any fuss.
Former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was involved in a fatal crash at the same airport in 2006, leaving him in a coma.
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