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Freddie Flintoff agrees compensation over horror Top Gear crash

Freddie Flintoff agrees compensation over horror Top Gear crash

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff was hurt in a crash while filming Top Gear last year

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has reached a financial settlement with the BBC following last year's accident on Top Gear.

The TV presenter, 45, was involved in an horror crash at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, last December, when filming for the BBC series.

The ex-cricketer was hospitalised with broken ribs and facial injuries.

Last month, Flintoff was spotted out in public for the first time at a cricket game with visible scars and facial injuries.

Now, Flintoff and the BBC are said to be 'satisfied' with the financial agreement, which according to The Sun, is worth £9 million.

The fee is reportedly based on two years of earnings he is said to have missed out on.

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 apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery.”

BBC Studios, as a commercial company, does not use BBC Licence Fee income to operate.

LADbible has contacted BBC for comment.

Flintoff spent months recovering in hospital after his Top Gear crash.
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In more recent times, the former England player has been seen helping out with the preparations for the current team’s journey to the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in India.

Flintoff, who played in 79 Tests and 141 one-day matches for England, was seen on social media this month (4 October) giving a heartfelt speech as he presented England player Tom Hartley with his international cap.

In the clip, shared on X (Twitter), Flintoff paid tribute to the ‘family’ environment around the team.

He said: "It gives me so much pleasure to share what's going to be a day Tom that you're going to remember for the rest of your life.

"When you get this cap, this changes your life. It's one of those things, it's before and after it.

“This enables you to walk tall and move faster. Play with passion, play with pride, play with belief. And also part of a family of people.

"They'll share the good times with you, share the successes. But as I found over the past few months, they'll be there for you in the hardest times of your life.

"They will stand next to you. So, like the lion on the cap Tom, be brave, be, fearless, be proud and enjoy every minute."

Freddie Flintoff gave a speech in front of the England cricket team.
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And viewers were quick to praise the cricketer's speech, with one person writing: "Wow, Freddie Flintoff.

"The England and Lancs legend gave fellow Red Rose Tom Hartley his cap last month.

"What an incredible speech."

Featured Image Credit: Visionhaus/Getty Images/BBC

Topics: UK News, Freddie Flintoff, Celebrity, BBC