Top Gear viewers stunned by Freddie Flintoff's surprising hair transformation

Chris Edwards
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Photo credit: BBC Studios/Lee Brimble
Photo credit: BBC Studios/Lee Brimble

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Top Gear returned to BBC One for a brand-new series tonight (March 14), but viewers weren't exactly talking about the cars.

The presenting trio of Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris were united once again for more engine-related shenanigans, making it clear that they've all been bubbled up and COVID tested.

But the major talking point of the episode was Freddie's apparent drastic change of style.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Filming without a live studio audience, the boys were stood in an open space outside the BBC Television Centre – and it wasn't long before viewers made note of Freddie's new look.

The former England cricketer, who usually keeps things simple with a short trim and stubble, was this time rocking a floppy blond barnet and a face-filling pair of aviator glasses.

"Thought @BBC_TopGear had a boyband member as a new presenter... until I realised it was Freddie Flintoff!" tweeted one viewer.

Another wrote: "Who has Freddie Flintoff come dressed as? Looks like a 1970s Swedish Tennis Coach!"

"Blimey. What's with Freddie Flintoff's circa 1994 curtains haircut?" added another.

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Tonight's premiere saw the boys get all nostalgic as their put their fathers' old cars to the test in a series of challenges, while Harris also got to test drive the new hybrid Lamborghini.

Next week, they'll be living a 007 fan's dream as they try out some classic Bond cars.

Top Gear returns next Sunday (March 21) at 8pm on BBC One.

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