Freddie Flintoff Calls Out Jeremy Clarkson In Latest Top Gear Episode

The first episode of Series 28 of Top Gear aired last night on BBC2, and it’s safe to say that it was welcomed back to the screen with open arms. Since then, it’s received gleaming reviews thanks to the on-screen chemistry of Chris Harris, Freddie Flintoff, and Paddy McGuinness, and the brilliant ideas that ran through the episode. It was hilarious, but the ending of the show left us with mouths wide open and our hearts in our mouths.

Spoilers ahead

After the main adventure of the show ends and the three presenters return to base, they look back at what happened over the episode, specifically, the review of the Ariel Atom 4. Take a quick look at what happened when Chris Harris pummeled the Atom at Dunsfold.

The car, thanks to a tuned Honda Civic Type R powertrain, manages 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds. But the presenters think they could do better on more of a budget. So, Freddie takes a seat in a car attached to a bungee cord over the side of a dam, and before long he’s pelting down in a freefall. But before the fall while he hung, he called out Jeremy Clarkson. With fear written all over his face, he remarks, “I’d like to see Jeremy Clarkson do this!”

The chain holding the car on the platform releases, but it doesn’t move. With a puzzled look, Harris asks over the radio if he’s released the handbrake. Looking down, Freddie spots the engaged handbrake and without a thought releases it, making the car fall at a severe pace.

I must say, with Clarkson-era Top Gear fans complaining that they’re just copying challenges that have already been done, this blows almost everything out of the water. I haven’t enjoyed a Top Gear (or Grand Tour) episode this much in a long time, and this adrenaline-filled ending was just the cherry on top.

Comments

  1. Peddie and Freddie is annoying and should be fired immediately along with that German over-excited over-acting woman. God she gets my nerves.

    There will not be a show without Chris

  2. Only the shell of the car was used all the underneath of the car was false solid steel with wheels attached

  3. TG is a continuois rehash of Clarkson’s genius creation. He has laughed all the way to the bank twice at it’s expense. Harris could attempt to fly from the top of the Eifel Tower in a Iveco prime mover and it is still just a pale copy of Clarkson’s escapades. Why bother watching the imitation ( and Harris is such an insufferable, jumped up little twerp, to boot)

  4. Old TG was past its use by date.
    New TG has no where to go. Just call it a day and produce a new motoring programme about cars and not stupid stunts.

  5. Top Gear is and always will be: Wilman, Clarkson, May, and Hammond. Anything else including the three new BBC puppets are only sad preschool style imitations.

  6. Hasn’t top gear had 6 or 7 different hosts since Top Gear ended? Is Joey forms friends still around? I see clips from time to time if I follow links for other stuff, but I don’t know if they’re current or a couple years old…don’t really care, actually, because it’s nothing but the TV equivalent of a cover band playing others’ songs…

  7. Very similar to the Land Rover stunt on the dam with Richard Hammond, therefore not sure there is value in this comment other than to allude to an ageing Jeremy Clarkson to which he has already admitted to

  8. I’d like to see any of these newer guys write and narrate commentary half as well as Clarkson, May, or Hammond have done and continue to do. Clarkson’s Top Gear, along with its epic stunts and adventures, was quality journalism at its core, at a level unmatched by any of the newer wannabes that came after them.

  9. You’re fuc&@n high dude. Clearly didn’t actually watch Top Gear with the boys. I don’t know a single top gear fan that likes the new top gear. Yeah your right Jeremy wouldn’t do that, cuz what’s the point…they’re trying desperately to win back viewers with stunts. Pathetic.

  10. Total cobblers, these three are still trying to recreate what the former three had and doing it quite unsuccessfully…. living proof that the general public will always respond to a sports “hero” and stupidity. Paddy Mc Guiness is the most irritating of the three to watch and the one I would ditch…. half the time his thick Lancastrian accent makes him annoying to listen too….. the other half he is just vacuous. Flintoff is wooden in his stage presence and camera presence, and frankly seems disinterested at times. Harris is the only one that has a voice that is pleasant to listen too and the only one of the three who really does know his cars!

  11. I realize that Top Gear is not meant for the US, but I liked watching just for the fun of what they were doing. Problem is I can not watch anymore since I can not understand a BLIMIN word they are saying.

  12. “But the presenters think they could do better on more of a budget. So, Freddie takes a seat in a car attached to a bungee cord over the side of a dam, and before long he’s pelting down in a freefall.”

    And that there is what’s wrong with new Top Gear. What the hell does that have to do with beating the Ariel Atom’s 2.8 second 0-60 on a budget? Old Top Gear woulda had the guys each building their own car on a budget or a three working on a car. Let’s be real this stunt probably cost more than the Atom.

    • Do you not remember the episode of Top Gear where Hammond raced a Porsche against an old Beetle that was hanging from a helicopter?

      Both the Porsche and the Beetle started from the same distance to the finish line but the only propulsion that the beetle had was gravity.

      • Hammonds had nothing to do with a budget. His challenge was about the beetle being as fast as the Porsche with a slight modification.

  13. The new presenters are two loud mouthed over the top northerners that while in another tv setting work well enough, they bring nothing but annoyance to the topgear franchise and make it unwatchable. Flintoff has always been an arrogant prick and I’d happily tell that right to his smug face, you played cricket mate big deal! You have never been and will never be funny. Paddy is a decent bloke and I think he would work better with someone else on the show. Flintoff and the producers should know better than to start throwing shade at Jeremy Clarkson who along with Andy Wilman created topgear as we know it from 2002. It is because of Clarkson and Wilman that topgear is able to continue even when they departed. The other guys is just plain boring. Harris. He is so flat it is like watching paint dry but a slow drying paint that never dries. The chemistry does not work and the writer of this article is clearly smoking his socks if he thinks any of the current topgear episodes can hold a candle to the Clarkson years.

  14. If this is what u personally thought, then its evident that u havent watched or rather understand what topgear stood for with its pioneer 3. as for him calling Clarkson out. he has done far more in his prime and later. so u can all go F urself. so sad that less than mediocre bull gets approved for prime time tv these days.

    Let Freddie first learn to speak good english first and then start calling people out.

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