The Top Gear program in danger after the last accident of its presenter
At the end of last year, the presenter of Top Gear Freddy Flintoff He suffered a high-speed accident on the set of the series, which forced him to be airlifted to hospital after sustaining facial injuries and broken ribs.
Now, three months later, the BBC has announced that it will not continue filming the current season of the show and will launch a review of the show’s health and safety guidelines, and as for what this means for Top Gear, a BBC spokesperson gave the following statement to Guardian:
“Given the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume the making of Top Gear Season 34 at this time. We understand this will be disappointing to fans, but it’s the right thing to do, and we’ll make a decision on how best to continue by the end of this year.”
Although this means that Top Gear is in the danger zone, considering that the show has been plagued by countless accidents and incidents throughout its 21-year existence, it would not be unreasonable to think that it will appear again in the future. However, given that Flintoff has grounds to sue the BBC over the incident, one wonders if this will be the final nail in the driving show’s coffin.