Andrew Flintoff can potentially pursue legal action in the aftermath of his accident on the car show last year thanks to his decision to leave BBC1’s Top Gear. Former England and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricket player was brought to the hospital with fractured ribs and facial injuries when the car he was travelling in flipped. Freddie Flintoff, 45, will not be returning to host the current season of Top Gear, it was confirmed this week, and shooting has been put on hold indefinitely.
Can Andrew Flintoff sue?
An expert stated that, “If he decides to sue the makers of the show, BBC Studios, then it will probably be to compensate him for lost earnings and possibly any medical costs. It’s unlikely to be done out of any resentment to the Beeb, as Freddie has become a hugely popular star through the shows he’s made with them, and has more shows in the pipeline.”
Andrew is currently dedicated to producing two different shows – a second season of the BBC1 documentary Field of Dreams, as well as a new programme for BBC2 called “The Repair Shop for motors”. Freddie Flintoff decided to take a break from his TV career after suffering injuries from a vintage sports car crash at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome in Surrey last December.
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Andrew Flintoff experimented with boxing after quitting cricket in 2010, and in 2019 he became a host on Top Gear. He is recognised alongside Ian Botham as one of England’s best all-rounders. He played for England in 79 Tests, 141 ODIs, and 7 T20 Internationals. During his time there, he amassed over 7000 runs and more than 400 wickets across all formats of the game. In the 2005 Ashes, Flintoff was awarded man of the series, assisting England in winning the Ashes for the first time in 18 years.