Paddy McGuinness was so overcome with emotion while filming the new series of Top Gear, at one point he needed to ‘lie down and have a little cry.’
The much-anticipated new season will see a ‘pick-up pilgrimage’ across Thailand involving Paddy and co-presenters Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.
At one point, former Take Me Out host Paddy was taken ‘drifting’ in the Southeast Asian country.
Drifting is a technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, with loss of traction, while maintaining control and manoeuvring the car through a corner.
The first episode of the BBC series sees Paddy with visible sweat patches after he was spun across a car park, prompting the female driver to ask if he was ok.
He said: ‘No (seat) belt, lots of exposed metal – kids, do not try this at home… I’m just going to find a little spot to lie down and have a little cry. Wowzers.’
The new series also sees Chris back in Britain testing out the Rimac Nevera, an electric two-seater that could be the fastest car on the planet, the BBC said.
Later in the series, the presenters take a trip to Paris to test out the latest in affordable microcars.
Freddie, who is 6 foot 3, said: ‘To everyone’s amazement, I could actually fit in it! I felt a bit enclosed and a bit claustrophobic but I did fit in, although I don’t think you would have got anyone in the seat behind me.
‘The car I was in was like a transformer – you pressed a button and the wheels went in and out.
‘My car still had a few teething problems as we were driving round but getting the chance to go around the city like we did was brilliant.’
He added that he previously never got to spend a lot of time in the French capital, however, he’d rather ‘pedal on a bike’ or even travel by foot next time.
On what the new series has to offer, Paddy said there’s ‘something for everyone’ as well as offering ‘a lot of entertainment.’
Top Gear has seen a resurgence since Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left the show in 2015.
Various presenters have come and gone with mixed receptions, before the current team settled into their roles, growing excellent on-screen chemistry.
The 33rd series of Top Gear returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday at 8pm.