TOP GEAR FILMING REMAINS SUSPENDED INDEFINTELY FOLLOWING FREDDIE FLINTOFF ACCIDENT
Filming on the BBC series Top Gear remains suspended following the horror crash involving presenter Freddie Flintoff last month.
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.
Flintoff has presented the motoring series alongside Paddy McGuiness and Chris Harris since 2019, with the trio following the footsteps of previous hosts including Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.
Filming was immediately suspended following Flintoff's accident. Reports from The Sun this weekend suggest that filming will remain suspended indefinitely, and the say may not air this year at all.
A source told The Sun: "Cast and crew are still reeling from the shock accident and there is concern about the future of the show. Because Top Gear is such a risky production and there are lots of logistics involved with filming, it’s far more complicated than other TV series..."
They continued: "As well as awaiting the results of the investigation, many production members wouldn’t feel comfortable beginning again without Freddie anyway, he’s such an integral part of the series. The incident was a shock for everyone involved and very serious."
Top Gear is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. TV Zone approached the BBC for comment.