Paddy McGuinness 'fine' after crashing Lamborghini Diablo while shooting Top Gear in Yorkshire
Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness says he is "well" after being involved in a traffic accident when he shot the BBC car show in North Yorkshire on Tuesday.
The former Take Me Out host was driving a classic Lamborghini Diablo when he ran over some oil and drove off the road and landed in a field. The car, which can reach top speeds of up to 200 mph, is believed to be worth around £ 250,000.
The moderator was taken to medical examinations after the crash, but was confirmed to be safe in the incident.
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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 16: Paddy McGuinness visits the ITV Palooza! held at the Royal Festival Hall on October 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer / WireImage)
In a video posted on Instagram, McGuinness said it was a "crazy old day" of filming in difficult weather conditions.
He added: "I was finally allowed to drive one of my fantasy children's cars, the Lamborghini Diablo, but it turns out that 32-year-old super sports cars don't like torrential rain. Who would have thought that?
"If you've ever owned or driven a Diablo, you'll know as well as I do, oh my god, she can be a cruel lover."
He added: "I'm totally fine and we keep our fingers crossed, we get the car up and running again because it's an absolute beauty."
McGuinness said that he would drink "a cup of tea, a paracetemol, and a scream" after the incident.
A BBC statement to The Sun said: “Today, while filming Top Gear in North Yorkshire, host Paddy McGuinness's car slipped and left the road, stopping almost immediately.
"Paddy was quickly brought to the production unit for medical examination and is unharmed.
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"There were no other vehicles involved, and the police who oversaw the shooting were quickly on site to help.
"Safety in the upper gear is always a priority for the production team, and the speed of the vehicle was within the 60 mph limit at that point."
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A video shot at the scene of the accident showed how the super sports car was then covered with a tarp in a field.
McGuinness' top gear co-hosts Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris were not believed to have been at the crash site. Photos shared by the Lancs Road Police on Twitter showed that the Lamborghini would appear alongside a Jaguar XJ220 and a Ferrari F40 in the sequence for the show, which will air later this year.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: Paddy McGuinness, the Stig and Chris Harris attend the "Top Gear" world television premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on January 20, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images)
After the accident, a spokesman for the North Yorkshire Police said: "The police participated in a collision with a Lamborghini Diablo that crashed into a field after the driver lost control of the B6255 near Ribblehead.
"The incident occurred around 3pm today. A Roads Policing Group official noticed the incident when he was patrolling the route, which had many serious and fatal collisions.
"Fortunately, nobody was injured and there were no other vehicles involved."
Paddy McGuinness joined Top Gear in 2019 to host the 27th series.
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