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Freddie Flintoff set for new role after horror Top Gear crash

Freddie Flintoff set for new role after horror Top Gear crash

The former England cricketer could be returning to work in the near future

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is reportedly set to return to work following last year's accident on Top Gear.

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

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

Last week, Flintoff reached a reported £9million financial settlement with the BBC.

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

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

A BBC Studios spokesperson told LADbible: “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.”

Now, the 2005 Ashes hero is reportedly set to land a new role with the England Lions this winter, according to The Telegraph's Will Macpherson.

It remains unclear if Fintoff will be present across the entire trip, as the training camp will take place in the United Arab Emirates next month.

The England and Wales Cricket Board on Tuesday: "The coaching and mentoring group accompanying the party will be announced in due course."

LADbible has contacted a representative of Flintoff for comment.

Freddie Flintoff gave a speech in front of the England cricket team.
X/England Cricket

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."

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Topics: Freddie Flintoff, Celebrity