Filming on the second series of Freddie Flintoff's Field Of Dreams has reportedly been postponed. It follows the presenter's horror crash whilst filming Top Gear in December, in which he's reported to be taking a TV break.
In the first series, Flintoff embarked on a mission to find untapped cricketing talent in his hometown of Preston. Not only did he assemble a cricket team like no other, he also helped to transform the lives of his recruits and brought together a community.
Described by the New Statesman as, “the most moving thing I’ve seen on tv in years”, his players’ stories captured the hearts and minds of viewers across the country, with over 3.3 million viewers watching Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams in the first 30 days.
A source told The Sun: "Freddie loved Field Of Dreams and was looking forward to filming a second series, but it is unlikely to film any time soon and won’t make it to air this year. Crew are looking for other work — the whole show centres around Freddie. The Top Gear incident was very serious, he is convalescing."
In a new four-part follow up series for BBC One and iPlayer, Freddie was due to set himself an even bigger challenge as he takes some of his team and a handful of fresh recruits on a new adventure.
The series will catch up with players from the first series such as Sean, Ben and Adnan and find out who has kept up with the game. Filming will also capture how the fortunes of the cricket club Freddie transformed have changed.
Freddie Flintoff's Field Of Dreams will air on BBC One. Watch series one on BBC iPlayer.