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Flintoff announced as presenter of BBC's Top Gear

The former England allrounder and captain has been revealed as one of the show's new hosts

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The BBC have revealed that former England allrounder and captain Andrew Flintoff will be part of Top Gear's new-look presenting team.

Flintoff will co-host the BBC Two show alongside comedian Paddy McGuinness and current Top Gear member, Chris Harris.

The duo will take over from Matt LeBlanc who is leaving the show after series 26 which airs early next year.

Filming for series 27 - Flintoff's first - is due to take place at the beginning 2019 with the programme airing later that year.

"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," said Flintoff.

"I’ve always been passionate about cars and I’m so excited to be joining the Top Gear team."

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