BBC abandons filming Top Gear after cricketer Andrew Flintoff injured in accident

Web Desk 10:15 PM | 24 Mar, 2023
BBC abandons filming Top Gear after cricketer Andrew Flintoff injured in accident
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BBC Studios has announced the latest series of Top Gear will not resume filming amid reports that presenter Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff is leaving the show after a serious accident last year.

The former cricketer was taken to the hospital after the accident at the Top Gear test track in Surrey in December 2022.

A source revealed that Flintoff has been "seriously affected" both emotionally and physically by the incident and does not feel able to continue playing his "daredevil" role on the show.

BBC Studios has released a statement announcing the conclusion of its investigation into the accident at the Top Gear Test Track in Surrey last December that injured presenter Freddie Flintoff. The statement said the network has apologized to Flintoff and will continue to support him during his recovery, but it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear in the current circumstances.

The production team will also receive support, and the network will make a decision later this year about how to proceed. The statement added that a health and safety review of the show would take place in line with their procedures. Fans of the show may be disappointed, but BBC Studios believes that this is the right decision.

According to the PA news agency, a decision regarding the resumption of filming for Top Gear will be made later this year. The representatives of the show's presenter, Freddie Flintoff, have been contacted for comment, but BBC Studios declined to comment on his return.

Flintoff has been involved in two previous accidents while filming for Top Gear, including a crash into a market stall in 2019 and another crash while driving a three-wheel vehicle at 124mph at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire later that year.

Despite this, he has continued to present the show alongside Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris. The recent accident at the Top Gear test track in Surrey has caused the show's production team to pause filming and conduct a health and safety review.


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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 28, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 28, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.20
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.22
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.58
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 28, 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,800 on Sunday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs202,160.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Karachi PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Islamabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Peshawar PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Quetta PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sialkot PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Attock PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujranwala PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Jehlum PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Multan PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Bahawalpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Gujrat PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nawabshah PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Chakwal PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Hyderabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Nowshehra PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Sargodha PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Faisalabad PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490
Mirpur PKR 235,800 PKR 2,490


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