Freddie Flintoff QUITS A League Of Their Own: Cricket star reveals he’s leaving the show after 12 years as he reflects on his ‘unforgettable journey’
Freddie Flintoff is leaving A League Of Their Own after 12 years on the show.
The former cricket star, who has appeared on the series alongside Jamie Redknapp, James Corden and more recently Romesh Ranganathan, took to Instagram to announce he was bidding farewell to the comedy quiz series.
Freddie, who has starred on the show since its first series in 2010, shared a pair of snaps from his time on the series, including the moment he dressed up as a drag queen in 2017.
Exit! Freddie Flintoff has quit A League Of Their Own after 12 years on the show
In his post he said: ‘It’s been 12 years, 16 series, six road trips across America and a mud bath I’d rather forget.
‘But now the time has come to leave the amazing ALOTO team.
‘I’d like to say a huge thanks to all of you who tuned in over the years and to everyone I have worked with on the show – what an unforgettable journey it’s been.’
Devastating: The former cricket star took to Instagram to announce he was bidding farewell to the comedy quiz series, as he reflected on the show’s ‘unforgettable journey’
Chaos! During his stint on A League Of Their Own, retired cricketer Freddie has taken on an array of hilarious challenges
Freddie will make his final appearance on A League Of Their Own during its upcoming Road Trip series, which was filmed in Cardiff and is expected to air later this year.
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During his stint on A League Of Their Own, retired cricketer Freddie has taken on an array of hilarious challenges, including diving, human bowling, baseball, drag performing and even submerging himself in a mud bath.
Iconic: Most recently he has starred on the show with fellow team captain Jamie Redknapp (right), while Romesh Ranganathan took over as host in 2021
The show typically mixes in sports trivia and celebrity guests with various sporting games and challenges, and in recent years has filmed several Road Trip spin-offs which saw its stars travel the globe.
Since its beginning, the series has seen several shake-ups, with Jack Whitehall departing the show in 2017 after seven series, before being replaced by comic Romesh.
Jack returned to the series in 2021 for a surprise appearance during its latest road trip series, titled, Loch Ness to London
James Corden was forced to pull out of the show due to Covid travel restrictions in 2020, with Romesh, Freddie and Jamie taking turns hosting the show.
Last year it was confirmed that Romesh would become the show’s permenant host, with James stepping down due to his ongoing TV commitments in the US.
Popular: James Corden had previously hosted the show from 2010 to 2020, while Jack Whitehall appeared as a series regular from 2012 to 2017
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