Top Gear Host Andrew Flintoff Hospitalized During Filming


The former England cricketer is said to not have life-threatening injuries, and is in recovery

by Sam D. Smith

December 14, 2022 at 13:09

 Top Gear Host Andrew Flintoff Hospitalized During Filming

by Sam D. Smith

Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, former England cricketer and current Top Gear presenter, has been airlifted to hospital following an accident during filming of the TV show. The star is reported to have not sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently recovering in hospital.

While it’s unclear what exactly went wrong or what Flintoff was behind the wheel of, the Top Gear website reports that the accident did not occur at high speed. In addition, crew medics were on hand and attended the scene immediately, while all health and safety precautions were reported to have been in place.

The accident occurred at Top Gear’s Dunsfold test track in Surrey, UK. It’s reported that cameras were rolling at the time, while Flintoff’s co-Star Chris Harris was also said to have been in attendance.

Read: Top Gear’s Freddie Flintoff Crashes Trike At 124 MPH During Filming

Speaking to MailOnline, Flintoff’s Son, Corey, said his father was “lucky to be alive.” He went on to say that “It was a pretty nasty crash. It is shocking. We are all shocked but just hope he’s going to be OK.”

Flintoff has been hosting the world’s most-watched show, Top Gear, since 2019, when a retooling brought him and British comedian Paddy Mcguiness to the program, joining Chris Harris. who has hosted since 2016.

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It’s not the first time Flintoff has been in the wars while filming TopGear. Prior to his on-air debut, the cricketing all-rounder was involved in a minor shunt behind the wheel of a Subaru Brat, and flipped and rolled a rally car.

In 2019 he was in a scarier shunt at Elvington Airfield — the venue of former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond’s serious jet car accident. Behind the handlebars of a 3-wheeled trike, Flintoff crashed at 124 mph (200 km/h), running out of runway during a top speed test. Thankfully the presenter walked away unharmed.

Everyone from CarScoops wishes the presenter a speedy recovery.

 Top Gear Host Andrew Flintoff Hospitalized During Filming

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