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Top Gear hit with complaints over ‘offensive language and dangerous driving’

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The show is hosted by Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris (Picture: BBC Studios/Rex Shutterstock)

Top Gear has been hit with complaints over ‘offensive language and dangerous driving’.

The BBC has said that the programme, hosted by Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, and Chris Harris, received a total of 119 complaints, citing: ‘Dangerous driving /offensive language or humour.’

The BBC hasn’t publicly responded to the complaints.

The complaints come after Paddy was seen losing control of a Lamborghini Diablo in a recent episode of the show.

The presenter was driving the £250,000 car when he skidded on a ‘little bit of oil on a wet road’ and crashed while filming the BBC show in June.

Paddy’s accident took place as the hosts were challenged to drive three extraordinary supercars for a northern road trip, before putting them through their paces at an airfield.

However, the star crashed his car while en route, eventually turning up at the agreed location in a hire car with his vehicle on the back of a truck.

‘Oh my God,’ Chris said, as he saw Paddy’s Lambo in tatters. ‘You alright? Neck alright? Head alright?’

‘Gutted,’ responded Paddy, as he reassured fans he was fine in a video on Instagram.

Top Gear Freddie Flintoff Paddy McGuinness Chris Harris BBC

The trio have taken on death-defying stunts in the new series (Picture: BBC)

Elsewhere on the series, the trio have taken on the ‘Wall of Death’ stunt, with Paddy admitting the presenters ‘all nearly died’.

Reflecting on the terrifying challenge, Paddy recently told Metro.co.uk and other outlets: ‘There are always risks but there are a lot more rewards. We make it as safe as we possibly can and get on with it.

‘I think the nature, with the three of us, we are competitive but we also push each other in the right way. No one wants to see anyone get injured.’

Freddie chipped in: ‘They do push the boundaries and there are times, like the Wall Of Death, where you’re thinking how on earth do you get a car up there?’

He added: ‘We do some dangerous stuff but it’s collective. We all want each other to do well.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted the BBC for further comment.

Top Gear airs Sundays at 8pm on BBC One.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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