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Top Gear Fans Are Loving Paddy McGuinness And Freddie Flintoff

Top Gear Fans Are Loving Paddy McGuinness And Freddie Flintoff

Top Gear returned to our screens tonight with new hosts Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness.

The two new hosts joined Chris Harris, stepping into the shoes of Matt LeBlanc who left at the end of the last series.

And it seems as though fans are already loving the new line-up - just one episode in, viewers took to Twitter to heap praise on the show and its new presenters.

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"This definitely has potential to be as good as Clarkson/Hammond/May years - do think the BBC dropping Rory Reid was a mistake though," wrote one.

Another commented: "I think Top Gear might actually be onto something with this combination of presenter's, strong opening. Me likey."

While a third posted: "I'm watching the new Top Gear with Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness and it's bloody good ya know."

Others simply said it was 'brilliant' and that they were 'loving' the new series which was 'back on form'. Pretty high praise.

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Tonight's episode saw the threesome heading off to Ethiopia where they put cars to the test in the blistering heat. Rather them than me.

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In the lead-up to tonight's episode, McGuinness revealed that it's the 'best job in the world'.

In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph the Take Me Out host, said: "You can watch people on telly and go, 'Oh, that's forced', but I was so pleased that we all clicked straight away.

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"We're like big kids, we've got the best job in the whole world."

Former cricketer Flintoff added: "Personally, I've loved having the opportunity to travel. I've been lucky since I retired from cricket to have some jobs that have taken me around the world and the life experience you get from it. This has been no different.

"And travelling with Paddy is brilliant - he's like a man who's opened his eyes for the first time."

Returning host Harris, who kicked off his career in cars with YouTube channel Chris Harris On Cars, revealed that both of his new co-presenters are 'good drivers'.

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"They wouldn't be doing this unless they could drive," he told the newspaper. "We're a bit more rigorous than perhaps we let on, the way we screen-test.

"If someone turns up and they are absolutely mustard on camera, but they simply cannot drive, you ain't going to get the job. It's as simple as that."

So there you go, good drivers and winning over viewers - what more can you ask for?

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Cars

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]