Brave Freddie Flintoff poses with young cricketer a year after horror crash as he films second series of hit BBC show


FREDDIE FLINTOFF appears to be working again following his horror car crash in 2022.

The former cricket star looked fit and healthy in a picture shared online as he showed his scars in front of the camera.

@subhajit_c10 / instagramFreddie Flintoff posed with a young cricketer in India showing his healed scars while filming the second season of his BBC show[/caption]

PAFlintoff’s injuries look to have healed significantly since he made a public appearance last year[/caption]

Andrew Flintoff presented a Kolkata Knight Riders jersey to CAB president Snehasish Ganguly on behalf of KKR with Venky Mysore.

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Flintoff was seriously hurt during a car crash on the Top Gear test track in December of 2022 while filming the now-cancelled car show.

But after making a recovery from the “life-altering” injuries he suffered, the 46-year-old is back to work for the BBC.

Flintoff appears to be filming the second season of his hit show “Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams” in which he attempts to get kids into cricket.

The star posed for a photo with young cricketer Subhajit Naskar at the Cricket Association of Bengal, with the new series of his show set to focus on cricket in India.

Other photos showed the retired England all-rounder being presented with a jersey from Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders, by Bengal Cricket president Snehasish Ganguly.

The second season of Flintoff’s show comes after he penned a mega seven-figure deal with the BBC last year.

A TV insider told The Sun that the star’s return to the screen is a hugely positive step following the harrowing crash.

They said: “This will be a huge comfort to his fans because it shows he’s healing well and returning to two of his greatest passions — sport and television.

Freddie Flintoff horror crash

FORMER England cricket captain Freddie was rushed to hospital after the 124mph crash at the Top Gear test track in December 2022.

He was injured in an accident at the Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey.

Freddie suffered several broken ribs and severe facial injuries that have left scars on his face.

Filming for the show Flintoff co-presents with Paddy McGuinness and automotive journalist Chris Harris was halted since the horror crash.

Following the crash, the BBC announced at the time that continuing filming would be “inappropriate”, adding there would be a health and safety review.

It was not his first accident, having previously lost control of a motorised trike at 124mph in a race against co-hosts Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness.

Freddie had to wait 45 minutes for an air ambulance.

But judging by the most recent pictures, his scars have healed extremely well. 

“It’s obvious that there is some scarring, which everyone expected, but Freddie looks to have made huge progress since he was last seen in public playing cricket.

“He’s clearly comfortable enough to get in front of a camera again — something which was not the case this time last year.

“They’re nervous first steps, as he’s recovering both mentally and physically, but the TV show he’s making is a real passion project for him.”

The first season of Flintoff‘s show saw him return to him hometown of Preston to get youngsters involved in the game that made him an international super star.

And fans are eagerly awaiting the second season of the series which will now take Flintoff to cricket-mad India.