Freddie Flintoff receives £9 million settlement from BBC after Top Gear car crash

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Freddie Flintoff receives £9 million settlement from BBC after Top Gear car crash – Gudstory

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The BBC has reportedly reached a £9million financial settlement with Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff after he suffered injuries in an accident while filming Top Gear.

The former England cricket captain, 45, appeared in public for the first time in September with facial injuries, nine months after he was taken to hospital after suffering the injuries while filming on the test track of a motoring show at Dunsfold Aerodrome last December .

Both flintoff And the BBC is said to be “satisfied” with the deal.

A BBC Studios spokesperson said: “BBC Studios has reached an agreement with Freddie that we believe supports his continued rehabilitation, return to work and future plans.

“We have sincerely apologized to Freddie and will continue to support him in his recovery.”

The BBC said in March that it would be inappropriate to resume production of the series at that time following an internal investigation into what happened.

It is understood that decisions on future episodes of Top Gear will be taken “in appropriate time in conjunction with BBC content”.

The Series 34 was stopped after the accident.

Flintoff began presenting Top Gear in 2019, and 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!

His other shows include Andrew Flintoff’s Field of Dreams, where he embarks on a mission to find cricket talent in his home town of Preston.

In September, Flintoff joined the coaching staff of the England cricket team in a temporary, unofficial and unpaid capacity.

Mr Flintoff’s representatives have been sought for comment.


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