Flintoff crashes on same track as Richard Hammond smash

Photo: Getty Images

Top Gear host Andrew Flintoff has said he is "absolutely fine" after an accident while filming.

The ex-England cricketer was reportedly driving a specialised three-wheel vehicle when he veered off the runway.

It was the same airfield near York where the show's former host Richard Hammond was involved in a 2006 crash that nearly killed him.

Hammond had been driving a jet-powered Vampire dragster which was going at a speed of 288mph when he crashed.

Flintoff, 41, was able to walk away from his crash unscathed, according to the Mirror.

He told the newspaper: "I'm absolutely fine and was back filming today.

"I go to great lengths to make sure I do well in Top Gear drag races but on this occasion I went a few lengths too far.

"It will look more ridiculous than dangerous when you see it on TV".

The Sun reported he had been driving at 124mph.

A Top Gear spokesman said the safety of the show's presenters is top priority.

Flintoff hosts Top Gear alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.

They are the latest in a long line of hosts to front the show since the departures of Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May in 2015.

More from Entertainment and Music


Add a comment

Log in to the club or enter your details below.

Download Our App

  • Available on the App Store
  • Available on Google Play


  • A465 - Llandarcy, Neath Port Talbot

    Slow traffic on A465 Westbound at M4 J43.

  • A4076 Freemens Way - Merlins Bridge, Pembrokeshire

    Queueing traffic on A4076 Freemens Way Southbound at A487 Merlins Hill (Merlins Bridge roundabout).

  • A4076 - Merlins Bridge, Pembrokeshire

    A4076 both ways partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved between A487 Merlins Hill (Merlins Bridge roundabout, Merlins Bridge) and A40 (Salutation Square, Haverfordwest).

Today's Weather

  • Swansea

    Heavy rain shower

    High: 7°C | Low: -1°C

  • Carmarthen

    Light rain shower

    High: 7°C | Low: -3°C

  • Neath

    Light rain

    High: 7°C | Low: 1°C

Recently Played