Top Gear’s daredevil antics may be banned after Freddie Flintoff’s horror crash.
The BBC car show star was seen in public this week for the first time since suffering serious facial injuries in December.
Now an independent health and safety review could see the celebrity hosts, who include Paddy McGuinness, stopped from doing stunts.
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But an insider said: "The reason Top Gear is a hit is the crashes.
"You take the stunts away from the presenters and get a load of stunt drivers to do them and what is the point?"
The BBC declined to comment.
Flintoff was injured after a serious accident at the motoring TV show's test track at Dunsfold Park Aerodrome, Surrey.
He had not been in the public eye since the crash, which resulted in filming for the 34th season of Top Gear being suspended pending a health and safety review of the incident.
However, he was seen with the England team during their one-day international against New Zealand at Cardiff's Sophia Gardens on Friday (September 8).
According to reports, Flintoff was invited to be around to the senior dressing room in an informal mentoring role.
The England fan-favourite was seen with visible scars on his face and tape on his nose.
He wore a bucket hat and dark glasses while leading fielding drills with the England players.
Flintoff was later seen sitting on the England balcony during New Zealand's innings as the visitors secured a comfortable win.
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The former all-rounder, who won the Ashes in 2005 and 2009 and captained the side between 2006 and 2007, had received medical care at the scene after his crash on December 13.
He was taken to hospital for further treatment, where he spent five weeks.
The BBC apologised to Flintoff for his injuries in March and said it would continue to support him during his recovery.
It remains unclear whether the star will resume his television career in light of the accident.
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