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Andrew Flintoff gets €10 million settlement from Top Gear crash

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The BBC has reached a £9 million (€10.4 million) financial settlement with Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff after he was injured in an accident while filming Top Gear, reports RTE.

The former England cricket captain, 45, made his first public appearance with a facial injury in September, nine months after being hospitalized after being injured while filming a BBC motoring show at Dunsfold Airport’s test track last December.

Both Flintoff and the BBC are “satisfied” with the deal, according to The Sun’s home page on Saturday, which said the settlement was worth £9 million (€10.4 million).

A BBC Studios spokesman said: “BBC Studios has reached an agreement with Freddie that we believe supports his continued rehabilitation, return to work and future plans. We have sincerely apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery,” reports RTE.

BBC Studios is a commercial company and the BBC does not earn income from license fees.

The BBC said in March that it would be inappropriate to resume the series at this time following an internal investigation into the incident.

It is understood that decisions about future episodes of Top Gear will be made “in due course in conjunction with BBC Content”.

The series 34 was discontinued after the crash.

Flintoff began presenting Top Gear in 2019 and has also appeared on Sky’s A League of Ones and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Won the first series of the Australian edition!

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