Things have been touch-and-go for the tv present nearest and dearest to virtually each automotive fanatic coronary heart, and now the BBC says Top Gear is, in the interim, a no go.
One of the longest working tv exhibits of all time is suspended indefinitely, the BBC introduced Monday. The heart-rending information comes just some weeks after the BBC insisted that it wasn’t going to shelve Top Gear. The present was initially suspended again in May following presenter Freddie Flintoff’s huge crash on the Top Gear check monitor a 12 months in the past. Injuries Flintoff sustained in the course of the crash have been described by the BBC as the first purpose for eliminating the present, in response to Deadline:
Top Gear won’t be seen for the “foreseeable future” on TV, the BBC has stated.
The present has been off air since host Andrew Flintoff picked up “life-alteringly significant” accidents following a crash, which led to a £9M ($11.2M) payout for the cricketing legend and a well being and security evaluation.
In the previous couple of minutes, the BBC has put out an announcement saying it has “decided to rest the UK show for the foreseeable future,” citing “exceptional circumstances.”
Flintoff reportedly was uncomfortable with situations on the monitor the day he dumped a Morgan Super 3. He needed to be evacuated through helicopter to a hospital the place he was handled for in depth accidents to his face (the Morgan didn’t have air baggage.) The BBC ultimately paid out £9 million to Flintoof. This wasn’t Flintoff’s first crash whereas filming the present, both. He misplaced footing in a Subaru Brat whereas filming. He’s additionally not the one presenter to undergo life-altering accidents. Richard Hammond ended up in a coma for weeks in 2006 after crashing a turbo jet engine-powered dragster referred to as Vampire. Hammond additionally suffered a horrible crash in a Rimac electrical supercar in 2017 (whereas filming for Amazon’s Top Gear-adjacent sequence Grand Tour.)
Clearly security is a matter on this set and, contemplating the highly effective automobiles the presenters drive in typically wild and entertaining methods, it appears tough to boost the requirements of security on such a present. This will doubtless be powerful information for fanatic to take. Top Gear has been on air since 1977, and in that point the presenters used a mixture of comedy and wild enthusiasm to attract in hundreds of thousands of viewers. Even if you happen to aren’t a gear head, Top Gear was all the time a enjoyable watch.
Today, pour a cup of tea out for an actual one.
Top Gear is accessible to stream now on Amazon Prime Video.