Andrew Flintoff’s BBC return confirmed following crash

Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will return for a second series of his BBC documentary show after he was hurt in a crash while filming Top Gear.

The BBC announced on Thursday in its annual plan that the former England cricket captain will make a comeback for Freddie Flintoff’s Field Of Dreams.

In November, the corporation said Top Gear would be rested for the “foreseeable future”.

However, it said Flintoff and his fellow Top Gear presenters – Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness and automotive journalist Chris Harris – would have “new projects” with the BBC.

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Andrew Flintoff was injured during filming of Top Gear in December 2022 (Matt Crossick/PA)

A month before, Flintoff received a financial settlement from the BBC following the accident at the Top Gear test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in December 2022.

The new Field Of Dreams series will see Flintoff, 46, take cricketing talent from his home county of Lancashire on tour.

It was previously announced in October 2022 that the cricket documentary was commissioned for a four-part follow-up series.

The Ashes winner, who played for Lancashire and featured in 79 Tests, 141 one-day internationals and seven T20s for his country, brought together talent from Preston in the first season.

In September 2023, Flintoff joined the coaching staff of England’s cricket team in a temporary, unofficial and unpaid capacity and was pictured for the first time with facial injuries.

Recent pictures, posted by Lancashire Cricket in February, appeared to show him in Sri Lanka with significant healing.

Flintoff started presenting Top Gear in 2019, and has also appeared on Sky’s A League Of Their Own and won the first series of the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.