Freddie Flintoff to make BBC return one year after Top Gear horror crash
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams trailer from the BBC
Nearly one year after his horror crash, Freddie Flintoff will be back filming for the BBC this winter.
The 45-year-old will be making his TV comeback for the second series of his cricket show Field of Dreams.
As Freddie halted any filming and public appearances while he recovered from his injuries, fans were thrilled to see him over the weekend in Cardiff for England’s one-day international game against New Zealand.
According to sources, the former cricketer is now ready to get back to his TV duties with filming for his show expected to start over the next few months.
Speaking to The Mirror, they said: “Everyone is thrilled and relieved Freddie is gearing up to get back to work.
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“We know how much this series meant to him. It was a passion project that was also loved by the viewers.
“It’s great it will mark his return to the screen after what must have been an extraordinarily difficult time.”
The first series of Freddie’s show saw him return to his hometown of Preston to create a brand-new cricket team made up of promising teens.
Wanting to prove anyone could play sport, the BBC show was a hit with fans who were thrilled when it was announced a second series would be coming.
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The show will mark his return to TV since it was revealed he had quit Top Gear in March this year in light of the crash.
Whilst filming at Surrey’s Dunsfold Aerodrome in December 2022, the dad-of-four was driving an open-topped three-wheel sports car when the incident took place.
Going up to 130 mph, the vehicle crashed and flipped onto its roof, dragging Freddie and a production member inside along the track.
After waiting a reported 45 minutes to be airlifted to hospital, Freddie suffered broken ribs and serious facial injuries.
As a result of the crash, filming for the BBC show was stopped following an internal investigation and Freddie stepped down.
Speaking about his decision to leave, a source told The Times: “Freddie has been emotionally and physically affected by the crash.
“He is a daredevil and he doesn’t feel able to continue to play that role.”
It’s not yet known when Top Gear will continue.
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