Top Gear presenters REVEALED: Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff replace Matt LeBlanc

Andrew Flintoff Paddy Mc Guinness and Chris Harris are the new line-up

Andrew Flintoff has been handed arguably the most prestigious role of his post-cricket career, after being unveiled as one of the new hosts of the BBC's long-running vehicle show, Top Gear.

Hammond and May followed him to launch a new show for Amazon Studios, called The Grand Tour, while Evans and LeBlanc took over for the BBC.

This comes after the former Friends star revealed that he would be leaving Top Gear after the next series of the BBC Studios-produced show.

Paddy is a British comedian, and Flintoff is an ex-cricket player; both of them were television show hosts previously, so we hope they work out in the new gig.

Freddie Flintoff added: "It's not often you have the chance to do both of your dream jobs, but I'm now lucky enough to say I will have".

Chris Harris said in a press release he was excited about the partnership, saying "you can tell just how much fun we're going to have to make Top Gear with Paddy and Freddie".

The new hosts will begin production on Series 27 of the show early next year, with their inaugural series premiering later in the year.

Flintoff, who retired from Test cricket in 2009, has forged a successful media career in recent years, including a regular team captain role on the Sky panel show A League of Their Own, and a BBC Five Live podcast, Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy.

The BBC Good Morning Ulster presenter Declan Harvey has highlighted how the BBC's new line-up for the main Top Gear programme does not feature any women. "Top Gear fans worldwide are a passionate bunch and I consider myself one of them", he added.

LeBlanc's departure from the show was announced in May, paving the way for yet another reboot of "Top Gear" amid tumbling ratings.

Originally, it was Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc with smaller roles from Rory Reid, Eddie Jordan, Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz. "My dream job just got even better".

While neither McGuinness nor Flintoff appears to have deep motoring backgrounds, the two claim to be long-time fans of the show and real gearheads.

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