Top Gear trailer first look as Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness take over

Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff have made their much-anticipated Top Gear debut in the first trailer for the BBC Two show.

The lads on tour vibe shows the duo – who join Chris Harris – racing hearses, tearing up the track in Ferraris and generally scaring the bejeezus out of each other.

In the clip, McGuinness, Flintoff and Harris are seen racing souped-up hearses as well as travelling from the mountains of Ethiopia to the beaches of Wales.


Take Me Out host McGuinness admits, "I'm out of my comfort zone" while travelling along a river as the trailer opens.

Another segment in the teaser shows a battered-looking motor falling apart, with Flintoff casually telling driver McGuinness: "It's alright, you don't need it."

Flintoff is seemingly carried out of the back of a hearse and hit on the head by a coffin in the first official teaser for the series, which will debut tonight at 8.59pm, just before Gentleman Jack on BBC One.


The fun-filled and chaotic preview includes glimpses of speedy chases and races in a number of vehicles, including the McLaren 600LT, the Ferrari 488 Pista, a Daimler Hearse and an obscure French 1970s Matra Bagheera.

McGuinness says: "It's just another day at the office."

The TV trailer is backed by Dolly Parton's 9 To 5.


McGuinness and former cricketer Flintoff were unveiled as the new hosts of Top Gear following the departure of Matt LeBlanc, who last year announced he was leaving the motoring show after four series.

The Friends star was a surprise addition to the Top Gear presenting line-up along with Chris Evans in 2016, following the departure of previous hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

He then continued hosting the show after Evans threw in the towel after just one series.
LeBlanc's final stint as host aired earlier this year, and the 27th series of Top Gear with the new line-up will air next month.

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