News - October 22, 2018

Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness to present Top Gear
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Andrew Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness to present Top Gear

Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff are to be the new presenters of Top Gear. 

The pair will take over from current host Matt LeBlanc, after he steps down from presenting duties at the end of the next series.

Joining the two will be former racing driver Chris Harris, while Rory Reid, who hosted alongside LeBlanc and Harris on the most recent series, will no longer have a presenting role on the show. 

Speaking about his appointment, McGuinness said: "Getting the Top Gear gig is a real honour and I'm thrilled the BBC have given me this opportunity. "To be hosting a show I've watched and loved from being a small boy is beyond exciting."

Flintoff added: "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."

The new series of Top Gear, which has been filming throughout 2018 with LeBlanc, will be broadcast early next year. 

Flintoff and McGuinness will begin filming later in 2019. 

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