Top Gear presenter and motoring journalist Chris Harris has revealed an injury he sustained after a “really dangerous” part of filming for the upcoming series of the BBC car show. He, alongside Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness, talked to This Morning ahead of the release of the season, as Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary asked about what fans should expect to see.
It’s been 7 years since Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May left the show and finally, after several presenters have come and gone, the BBC seem to be on the right track as they settle with the current trio. And with the show coming to its 32nd series this month, the presenters promise some dangerous moments.
“This is a dangerous job, I mean, Chris, you actually damaged yourself, didn’t you?” Allison Hammond asked him.
With a hint of sarcasm, he explained: “Oh yeah, this was really dangerous.”
Freddie and Paddy both agreed as Chris continued to tell the story:
“I tried to catch a frisbee that Flintoff threw at me, and I fractured my heel.”
"I looked like a meerkat" 😂
Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinnes and Chris Harris are brining all the laughs this morning! pic.twitter.com/SUSyAR4ksW
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The presenters of This Morning both roared with laughter as Harris continued to tell them what happened:
“And obviously these two were so sympathetic, and they didn’t have a go.
“The first thing that happened to me lying on the ground was McGuinness was over me, taking a selfie and laughing,” Chris joked.
“They didn’t give a monkey, didn’t ask how I was.”
Alison responded: “Paddy, what have we got to look forward to? This is the 32nd series.
“I can’t believe it has been going on for so long, what can we look forward to? Obviously, there is this big Florida trip.”
“Yeah, that’s on this Sunday. Obviously, with Covid and everything else, we had been limited to what we could do, so this time we have let the reins off.
“We have gone out into the big wide world again, and we did an RV trip across the states, the three of us together, and we had such a good time.
“And do you know what? With what is going on at the minute with so much misery, it’ll be nice this Sunday to just have some sunshine on the telly and a bit of laughter, and that is what it is all about.”
Fans were keen to show their appreciation for this funny moment on Twitter as they reacted to the show:
“They are so funny,” one fan said. Another added: “Absolutely love this morning with Alison and derm today with the top gear gents ….pure happiness laughter.” (sic).
Top Gear returns to BBC 1 on June 5th.