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Sporting legend Freddie Flintoff's BBC One series Field Of Dreams will return to BBC One in 2023 after consolidating to an impressive 3.3m viewers this Summer.

The series sees the Top Gear host take on the challenge of creating a cricket team from scratch with reluctant teenagers from his hometown of Preston.  He’s determined to prove that anyone can play competitive cricket whatever their background. 

In the last Ashes series, two thirds of the England squad were privately educated - but Flintoff broke the norm, rising from a working-class background to become one of the world’s most famous cricketers. For today’s young generation the opportunity to take Freddie’s path is unlikely, and he wants to change that.

The first series saw Freddie meet 15 year-old Sean, who has attended several different schools, and 17 year-old Ammar, who moved to the UK six years ago and had never even heard of Freddie. 

For the second series, Freddie catches up with the team and poses new challenges. Freddie will also reunite with some of the boys from the previous series.

Freddie Flintoff said: "Working with the boys was one of the most incredible experiences of my life but the work is not finished yet. I’m really pleased we’ll be continuing the hard work."

A source added to The Sun: "The first series went down a storm. It was a no-brainer to make another. Freddie is a real star and his relationship with the kids and how he inspired them through cricket was truly moving. Viewers will be desperate to know how the youngsters have fared."

The first series is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.


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