The future of the popular BBC show, Top Gear, is in doubt after a crash involving presenter Andrew Flintoff. The network has confirmed that filming for the latest season has been put on hold and a decision on the show's future will be made later this year.
According to reports, Flintoff was involved in a high-speed accident while filming an upcoming episode of the show. While he escaped serious injury, it was deemed "inappropriate" to continue filming following the incident.
A spokesperson for the network said: "Following an incident during filming in which presenter Andrew Flintoff was unhurt but production was disrupted, we have decided to take a short pause so that we can review both safety procedures and also assess any potential damage to cars."
Top Gear has had its fair share of controversies over the years. In 2015, long-time host Jeremy Clarkson left amid accusations of violence towards a producer. Since then, Chris Evans took over as host before quickly leaving due to low ratings.
Flintoff joined as one of three presenters alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris last year. The trio were praised by critics for their chemistry on screen and helped boost Top Gear's ratings back up.
Fans are eagerly awaiting news about whether or not Top Gear will return to screens once again after this latest setback. Until then, they will have to wait until later this year when BBC executives make their final decision on what direction they want to take with one of their most popular shows.