Former Top Gear star blasts BBC following Freddie Flintoffs horror crash

Jason Manford discusses Freddie Flintoff after Top Gear accident

Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry gave his verdict on the future of the BBC favourite, explaining the key “problem” of the show is it uses famous faces who aren’t experts in the field.

Speaking on GB News, the presenter, who left Top Gear in 1999, reflected on Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff’s serious accident during filming.

He stated: “The difference back when I did it was they used to appoint motoring journalists.

“I was completely aware of the dangers that could often occur. I was under no illusion.

“I’ve had three or four serious accidents during my time motorcycling, but I didn’t think that would never happen.

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“The problem for me with the modern Top Gear is you’re asking a cricketer to do things that really should be done by people who know what they’re doing.

“But it’s the viewer that’s the problem.”

It comes as Freddie Flintoff has been recuperating following a serious crash in December last year.

The 45-year-old was filming for Top Gear and driving an open-top Morgan Super 3 which flipped over following a collision.

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The former cricketer was rushed to hospital with facial injuries and broken ribs, and continues to recover from the horror accident.

Unsurprisingly, the future of the show has been in jeopardy since the incident.

In March, the BBC confirmed filming for Top Gear had halted in light of the serious accident, which took place at the show’s test track in Surrey.

Freddie was seen publicly for the first time since the accident earlier this year, with pictures showing him sporting sunglasses and covering his face.

However, it seems Freddie will be returning to screens soon.

Nearly one year after his crash, Freddie will be back on the BBC for a different series.

He will be making his TV comeback for the second series of his cricket show, Field of Dreams.

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.

“We know how much this series meant to him. It was a passion project that was also loved by the viewers”

Former series of Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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