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Freddie Flintoff is left TERRIFIED as he takes on ‘horrific’ bungee jump car stunt

Freddie Flintoff is left TERRIFIED as he takes on ‘horrific’ bungee jump car stunt for another death-defying Top Gear challenge in Switzerland

Freddie Flintoff is left visibly terrified as he prepares to bungee jump from a great height from a car in the first episode of the new series of Top Gear.

In scenes set to air on Sunday, the presenter, 42, is seen seated inside a retro Rover Metro cabriolet from the 1990s as he’s hoisted up the side of a 400ft dam in Switzerland.

As the vehicle is pulled up above the ground, the scared star, who joins Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness on the show, utters: ‘Oh, get this over with.’

Living on the edge: Freddie Flintoff is left visibly terrified as he prepares to bungee jump from a great height from a car in the first episode of the new series of Top Gear 

Gripping the wheel and looking uncomfortable, he anticipates: ‘This is one of the most horrific things I’ve ever done.’

Communicating with the former cricketer via a walkie talkie ahead of the stunt, Freddie’s co-presenter Chris, 44, attempts to encourage his friend as he says: ‘Fred, it’s your good friend Chris Harris here.’

The journalist counts down the moment until he leaps across the air as he adds: ‘OK, I’m going to give you a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and on go, you will go.’ 

 

Fear: In scenes set to air on Sunday, the presenter, 42, is seen seated inside a retro Rover Metro cabriolet from the 1990s as he's hoisted up the side of a 400ft dam in Switzerland

Fear: In scenes set to air on Sunday, the presenter, 42, is seen seated inside a retro Rover Metro cabriolet from the 1990s as he’s hoisted up the side of a 400ft dam in Switzerland

Up, up and away! As the vehicle is pulled up above the ground, the scared star, who joins Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness on the show, utters: 'Oh, get this over with'

Up, up and away! As the vehicle is pulled up above the ground, the scared star, who joins Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness on the show, utters: ‘Oh, get this over with’

Riddled with fear, the sportsman shouts: ‘S***, here we go’ as he prepares to plunge down the side of the dam. 

The bungee jump, described as ‘one of the most terrifying sequences’ to ever be shot on the show, is conducted in the name of research.

The presenters try to prove that the old 1990s Rover can accelerate faster than a new Ariel Atom car, which is reviewed by Chris in the same episode.

Frightened: Gripping the wheel and looking uncomfortable, he anticipates: 'This is one of the most horrific things I've ever done'

Frightened: Gripping the wheel and looking uncomfortable, he anticipates: ‘This is one of the most horrific things I’ve ever done’

Death-defying: Riddled with fear, the sportsman shouts: 'S***, here we go' as he prepares to plunge down the side of the dam

Death-defying: Riddled with fear, the sportsman shouts: ‘S***, here we go’ as he prepares to plunge down the side of the dam

Experiment: The bungee jump, described as 'one of the most terrifying sequences' to ever be shot on the show, is conducted in the name of research

Experiment: The bungee jump, described as ‘one of the most terrifying sequences’ to ever be shot on the show, is conducted in the name of research

On the experiment, Top Gear’s executive producer Alex Renton says: ‘How do you make a car accelerate faster than an Ariel Atom for less money?

‘Simple, you get one of the highest dams in the world, an old Rover Metro, a long piece of elastic and a presenter with no fear.

‘Add gravity and you have one of the most terrifying sequences I have ever shot on the show.’

Top Gear, with Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness, returns to BBC Two at 8pm on Sunday.

In the name of research: The presenters try to prove that the old 1990s Rover can accelerate faster than a new Ariel Atom car, which is reviewed by Chris in the same episode

In the name of research: The presenters try to prove that the old 1990s Rover can accelerate faster than a new Ariel Atom car, which is reviewed by Chris in the same episode

 

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