Freddie Flintoff returns to TV for first time since 130mph horror Top Gear crash
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 21
Freddie Flintoff is gearing up for his TV return (Picture: Getty Images)

has returned to TV work for the first time since his terrifying 130mph crash, according to reports.

The cricketer, 46, was and airlifted to hospital when his vehicle crashed while filming the series in 2022.

Since then he’s kept a low profile but was back in September 2023 during ’s ODI clash against New Zealand in Cardiff with visible scars and taping around his nose nine months after the collision.

The presenter is now said to be back at work on the second series of his passion project Field of Dreams where he hopes to build a cricket team with promising young players and is expected to start filming in spring.

‘Freddie and staff have been quietly working on it since last month,’ a source revealed.

‘It’s a show he feels passionate about and he’s excited to be returning to the grass roots of the sport.’

Top Gear has been taken off-air indefinitely since Freddie’s crash (Picture: BBC)
Freddie’s started work on his passion project Field of Dreams (Picture: BBC/South Shore/Nick Eagle)

The insider told : ‘It will be his first major TV project in two years. Filming will start in a few months, when it’s warmer outside, and will take place in the north of England.

‘A lot of the same production team will be involved in this series so Freddie will feel comfortable ahead of his big telly return.’

In November, the BBC confirmed for the foreseeable future.

In a statement, the broadcaster said: ‘The BBC remains committed to Freddie, Chris and Paddy who have been at the heart of the show’s renaissance since 2019, and we’re excited about new projects being developed with each of them.

Freddie’s kept a low profile since the crash (Picture: BBC)

‘We will have more to say in the near future on this. We know resting the show will be disappointing news for fans, but it is the right thing to do.

‘All other Top Gear activity remains unaffected by this hiatus including ‘international formats, digital, magazines and licensing.’

Freddie, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris were praised for putting Top Gear back on track after several panned series with Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

since the crash and that without Top Gear he ‘suddenly had nothing to do’.

‘It was a serious incident. I’m not going to say any more than that,’ he said on BBC Breakfast.

‘As I’ve said in the book and in the few interviews I’ve given, I’m so proud of the fact that team Top Gear kept everything quiet and we were dignified.’ has contacted a spokesperson for Freddie Flintoff. The BBC declined to comment on this story.