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Freddie Flintoff ‘absolutely fine’ after Top Gear mishap

Freddie flintoff on the time bandit trike
Image caption Freddie Flintoff pictured on the trike concerned in Tuesday’s incident

Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff has stated he is “absolutely fine” after an incident involving a three-wheeled bike.

The ex-England cricketer, 41, is known to have “run out of runway” at Elvington Airfield close to York whereas filming a race for the motoring present.

He was unharmed and didn’t want medical consideration, the BBC understands.

Flintoff stated: “I’m absolutely fine and was back filming today.”

He added: “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.”

Tuesday’s incident occurred as Flintoff took half in a drag race with fellow presenters Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.

It occurred on the similar airfield the place former Top Gear host Richard Hammond was severely injured throughout filming in 2006.

Flintoff was believed to have been driving a motorised trike often known as a Time Bandit and was wearing full bike protecting clothes and crash helmet.

A BBC Studios spokesperson stated: “The well being and security of our presenters and crew on Top Gear is paramount.

“As viewers of the latest sequence may have seen, Freddie is usually eager to get ‘off the overwhelmed observe’.

“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.”

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