Top Gear's Paddy swears after The One Show accident

Justin Harp
·2-min read
Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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Paddy McGuinness is able to handle death-defying stunts on Top Gear just fine… but live TV interviews are a bit trickier.

The TV presenter had an unfortunate mishap from the discomfort of his own home while he was appearing on The One Show on Wednesday (March 10) to promote the new series of Top Gear on BBC One.

His virtual appearance alongside co-hosts Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris (who all chatted via video call from their houses) went off the rails when guest presenter Rylan Clark-Neal showed a hilarious clip of Paddy driving on Chris's knee during an upcoming Top Gear show.

Paddy was explaining why the stunt was "extremely uncomfortable", when he accidentally knocked his head against the sloping wall behind him. Like many of us, his first instinct was to blurt out an expletive!

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

"Bloody hell," he yelped.

Paddy was shortly thereafter able to assure everyone he was "alright", but it fell on Rylan to apologise for the dicey language in the pre-watershed timeslot.

"We should apologise as well if there was any language there," he admitted.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Rylan couldn't help but make a crack at Paddy's expense, joking: "This man is in charge of driving cars and he’s just knocked himself out in his own bathroom. Are you alright?"

After the show, Paddy made light of the accident as only he could on Twitter:

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Paddy joins an illustrious group who have sworn on The One Show in the past — including acting legends like Richard Dreyfuss and Sir Michael Caine. Some cheeky language even popped up during a Zoom reunion of the My Family cast once!

The fact that the comic was felled by his own wall makes it even funnier since he pitched himself for James Bond in a recent Top Gear trailer. We just can't imagine 007 locked in a battle to the death with a sloped wall…

Top Gear and The One Show both air on BBC One.

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