Shortly after aiming for the upcoming season of Top Gear resumed after lockdown, Paddy McGuinness and co-hosts Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris went out to Elvington Airfield so they might shoot a ’90s supercar obstacle. Paddy would be driving a 1991
Diablo, Freddie a Jaguar XJ220 and Chris a Ferrari F40, in a quote to see who gets to 200 mph (321.8 kph) first.
No word yet on whether they were able to complete the obstacle prior to Paddy went off the road, through a fence and crashed the Diablo. When the news broke out in the media right after the crash, headings declared something along the lines of him having “cheated death,” which hinted at a much more serious crash than what really took place.
Talking with the Daily Mail as part of the promotion trip for the new season, Paddy plays down the crash and even chuckles it off as a means to make the series much better. He’s not completely incorrect, in fact: audiences do tune in to see them do stuff they would not personally do, and if this happens to end in crashes and topples without severe injury, all the better.
“I had an off-road event in a Lamborghini this series, which was a very first in 3 series I like to remind Fred of that,” Paddy says. “But I believe in some cases things occur in an episode and it kind of works out much better, due to the fact that I believe seeing the Jaguar [that Freddie drives in the episode] do its 200 miles an hour and me and Chris taking a look at the monitor, I don’t understand, the movie felt better for that.”
“If that Lamborghini had not gone off the road and all three of us were on the track then I do not understand what the dynamic would have been, I do not understand what would have taken place, however it [was] a truly great minute for the program,” he adds.
He even jokes that he crashed the Diablo on function as some sort of selfless act for the sake of rankings. It’s all a joke to him now, obviously, however just since nobody got harmed.
Freddie too agrees that there has to be a sizable aspect of threat for audiences to keep tuning in, and he and his pals enjoy to offer it to them. As far as he’s concerned, though, he doesn’t like letting his household understand what these prepared stunts are ahead of time, due to the fact that they do not need the extra tension. For example, he says, they didn’t have to know they would be shooting a stunt on the notorious Wall of Death.
He even jokes that he crashed the Diablo on function as some sort of generous act for the sake of scores. Freddie too agrees that there has to be a substantial aspect of threat for audiences to keep tuning in, and he and his buddies are delighted to provide it to them. As far as he’s concerned, though, he doesn’t like letting his household know what these planned stunts are ahead of time, due to the fact that they do not require the additional tension.