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The BBC has taken to the decision to 'rest' Top Gear following a crash involving presenter Freddie Flintoff in December last year.

Freddie Flintoff was involved in a serious accident at the show's production base at Surrey’s Dunsfold Aerodrome in December, following the accident he was airlifted to hospital with "facial injuries and broken ribs" and was "psychologically traumatised", according to reports.

A BBC spokesperson today said: "Given the exceptional circumstances, the BBC has decided to rest the UK show for the foreseeable future...

"The BBC remains committed to Freddie, Chris and Paddy who have been at the heart of the show's renaissance since 2019, and we're excited about new projects being developed with each of them. We will have more to say in the near future on this...

"We know resting the show will be disappointing news for fans, but it is the right thing to do. All other Top Gear activity remains unaffected by this hiatus including international formats, digital, magazines and licensing."

Top Gear is available on BBC iPlayer.


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