Flintoff to return to TV after his accident

Flintoff to return to host Field of Dreams. Credit: Tim Goode

Andrews “Freddie” Flintoff, known for his cricket career, is set to return to television after recovering from an accident on the show Top Gear.

The 46-year-old will host a second series of his BBC cricket documentary, Field of Dreams, where he’ll take a group of teenagers on tour, building on the success of the first series.

Flintoff’s return comes after he was injured during filming at the Top Gear test track in Surrey in December 2022, leading to a pause in production of the show. The BBC has not yet announced when the new series of Field of Dreams will air.

The first series, broadcast in July 2022, followed Flintoff’s quest to discover cricketing talent in his hometown of Preston. The upcoming series will see him reconnect with players from the first series and explore how the cricket club he helped transform has progressed.

Flintoff’s return to television marks a comeback after reaching an agreement with the BBC for compensation following his accident. Despite the setback, he remains a popular figure, having co-hosted Top Gear since 2019 alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris.

The BBC has apologised to Flintoff for the incident and reiterated its apology when the compensation package was finalised. Flintoff, a former England cricket captain, made his first public appearance post-accident in September 2023, attending an England men’s cricket team match against New Zealand.

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