Last year, Top Gear fans saw the arrival of Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness as the duo joined Chris Harris to host the 26th series. In the latest series, Freddie was seen bungee jumping in a car from the top of a high dam in Switzerland while Chris watched and spurred the former cricketer on. However, ahead of the 26th series Freddie revealed what it’s really like to front the BBC show as he made a shocking admission.
Freddie made his debut for the English cricket team in 1998 and retired in 2009.
Since his retirement, Freddie has been involved with numerous TV projects including A League of Their Own.
However, the retired cricketer admitted he still isn’t entirely confident with his new profession.
He confessed: “Yes, although it isn’t what I thought I’d be doing. I finished playing cricket at 31, and all I ever wanted to be was a cricketer.
Top Gear: Freddie makes shock admission (Image: BBC)
Top Gear: Paddy and Freddie joined last year (Image: BBC)
“Then I’ve stumbled into TV presenting, and, I’ll be honest with you, I’m not quite sure what I’m doing!
“I just turn up and just do whatever. I think I’m going to get found out every day!"
Freddie explained he’s enjoying the opportunity to travel much more with Top Gear than when he was a cricketer.
“I just see it as an opportunity to do stuff that I'd never get the chance to do otherwise,” he said.
Top Gear: The 28th series concludes tonight (Image: BBC)
“I think of all the places I went playing cricket, which were amazing.
“But since retiring, I’ve been to places and actually seen them, rather than just visiting a cricket ground and a hotel.”
He continued: “Driving the roads of Peru, say, which is an unbelievable country.sonos sonos