BBC has today confirmed that Paddy McGuinness and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff will be hosting Top Gear from next year. The new pair will take over from Matt LeBlanc.
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Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff and Take Me Out presenter Paddy McGuinness have signed deals to present the show.
They will begin filming their first series early next year. pic.twitter.com/ng1UWQh8Ce
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) October 22, 2018
Talking about the end of his term, McGuinness told media that the Top Gear role was a “real honour and I’m thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity”.
He added: “To be hosting a show I’ve watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting. Top Gear fans worldwide are a passionate bunch and I consider myself one of them. Now let’s start up this Great British machine and see what it can do!”
Former cricket captain Flintoff commented: “It’s not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I’m now lucky enough to say I will have. I’ve always been passionate about cars and I’m so excited to be joining the Top Gear team.”