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Freddie Flintoff seen in public for the first time since Top Gear crash after BBC addresses show’s future

Freddie Flintoff appeared in public for the first time since top gear accident.

The former cricketer is pictured with his wife four months after he was involved in an accident while filming an episode of the BBC show in December.

Flintoff was spotted wearing sunglasses and a cap while in the passenger seat of his car. His wife, Rachel Wools Flintoff, was driving.

The photos have been collected and published by Sun.

One viewer told the publication that the athlete was “reading something on his phone and was in the car while Rachael popped into a store”.

They added: “It’s good to see him in public, and he seems to have done well after what he’s been through.”

Flintoff was airlifted to hospital on December 13 last year after being involved in a collision while filming a car review at Dunsfold Park Airport, home of Mr. top gear test track.

At the time, insiders said the resulting injuries were “not life-threatening”. However, his 16-year-old son said his father was “lucky to be alive”, calling the incident “a pretty horrible collision”.

(BBC/James Cheadle)

Flintoff and a crew member in the passenger seat were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, but he suffered facial injuries and several broken ribs.

In a statement at the time, Flintoff said: “I’m completely fine and went back to filming today. I do my best to make sure I do well top gear drag races but on this occasion I went a little too far!”

The airport is the same as before top gear star Richard Hammond had previously been in an accident in 2006. Hammond suffered from paranoia, memory loss and depression due to brain damage from the accident.

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(BBC/Lee Brimble)

In March, the BBC announced that it had decided not to continue filming. top gear after a terrible accident occurred during production.

In a statement released at the time, the BBC said: “In those circumstances, we feel it is inappropriate to continue production on series 34.

“We sincerely apologize to Freddie and will continue to support his recovery.

“We understand this [halting the show] It’s going to be disappointing for fans, but it’s the right thing to do and we’ll be making an assessment of how best to proceed later this year.”

The broadcaster added that it will conduct a health and safety review of the show.

Flintoff – who retired from professional cricket in 2009 – is the presenter on top gear in the three years prior to the accident. He became a host in 2019 alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.


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