Top Gear host Chris Harris was found battling for his life while filming a special BBC motor show in Nepal. Chris and his co-stars were put in a death-defying situation. However, it was the superhero Freddie Flintoff who literally saved Top Gear.
The trio of Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris, have undoubtedly re-energized the British motoring television series Top Gear. Since the moment the trio took over the show, the viewership of the show has escalated rapidly. The surge in the TRP ratings is not only because of the nice chemistry between the hosts but also due to the high-profile stunts that have become a part of the show lately. However, things went horribly wrong in one of the recent episodes of Top Gear which left host Chris Harris fearing for his life. And it was the superhero Freddie Flintoff who literally saved Top Gear.
Highlights! Superhero Freddie Flintoff saves Top Gear host Chris Harris.
- The trio of Chris, Freddie and Paddy were on a venture to Lo Manthang in Nepal for BBC motor show.
- Chris’ rickety Renault had almost made him battle for his life in the rough terrain.
- Freddie Flintoff towed Chris’ Renault and pulled him out of the predicament.
Trip to Lo Manthang goes horribly wrong
In one of the recent episodes of the BBC motor show, the trio went on a venture to Nepal. They were trying to reach the hidden Tibetan Kingdom of Lo Manthang. But reaching such a place posed great challenges for them. During the episodes, the presenters find themselves tackling with a lot of hurdles, both on and off the road.
While Freddie opted for his 4*4 Hulas, Paddy decided to venture the highly rough terrain in his Peugeot 106. However, it was the main host Chris Harris and his unsound Renault that put the team into a mess. The Renault was finding it hard to climb up the mountains. And as a result, Chris needed the assistance of his co-stars to come out of the predicament.
Freddie Flintoff rescues his Top Gear co-host
Before the team began their adventurous trek up the mountains, Chris already believed that this would be a battle against nature.
“Every inch of our ascent to Lo Manthang would be a battle against power-sapping altitude, relentless inclines and whatever the road ahead would become.” – Top Gear host Chris Harris before starting their journey to Lo Manthang
The scenes that followed in the episode lived up to Chris’ remarks. Chris was sees battling for life while trying to make his way up the hills. Seeing that Chris’ Renault was struggling to cover the incline, the former England all-rounder went back and towed his co-star’s car on the back of his mighty Hulas.
Chris Harris disgusted with his own show
While Chris and Freddie slowly moved up the mountains, Paddy has already stormed ahead. Further in the journey as the terrain became rougher, Chris got uneasy and said, “I’m really not enjoying this show right now.” Comforting his host, Freddie said, “Chris, you’re putting your life in our two hands. You could not be in a safer place, son.”
However, the scenes in the episode clearly show that Chris feared for his life. Storming ahead, a nervous Paddy said, “Seriously, boys, this is…this is frightening up here. I quite want this to end now.” The journey was indeed perilous.
However, it was the superhero Freddie Flintoff, who not only saved host Chris Harris but also Top Gear.