Paddy McGuinness has issued an update about fellow Top Gear star Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff after he suffered injuries while filming for the show at the end of 2022.

Discussing the former England cricket captain, he described him as a "resilient character" and said that he would be "right as rain" soon enough.

He added that he hasn't spoken to the presenter "for a while" but insisted that he is sure things will "all get sorted out".

In December 2022, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff was rushed to hospital after suffering injuries to his face and ribs following a crash at the Top Gear race track in Surrey.

Months later, the BBC issued a statement confirming that the show would be shelved for the time being.

The broadcaster said: "(BBC Studios) have sincerely apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery. Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear at this time.

"We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we’ll make a judgment about how best to continue later this year. This has also impacted the production team, who we continue to support. Finally, there will be a health and safety review of the show, in line with our procedures."

Paddy McGuinness issues Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff update amid Top Gear 'axe'

Paddy McGuinness, while appearing on Good Morning Britain (GMB), said: "He’s all right. I’ve not spoken to him for a while, but, you know, he is getting on with it. He’s a very resilient character, is Fred. So I’ve no doubt he’ll be right as rain."

When asked if he has ever experienced a close call while filming, the star joked: "Working with Chris Harris was the main one for me, that is a bit much," adding: "Lots of things, honestly."

When asked how he finds the time to take his comedy show on the road, the star, who has been dabbling in the world of stand-up since 2019, said: "A tour takes up a lot of your time so I’ve just genuinely never had time to put it in."

He added: "It’s always in the back of my mind. I’m always writing stuff down and when Top Gear was paused, because Top Gear takes a massive chunk of the time, I was like: ‘I can do it now.’ And if I didn’t do it, I would never have done it and so it’s great because I put the tickets on sale, and they flew out, so it’s quite flattering. But then you start thinking: ‘Oh, I’ve got to do it.'"