Paddy McGuinness swaps sports car for Skoda as he returns to 'Top Gear' filming after crash
Paddy McGuinness is back in the driver's seat the day after his car accident. (PA)
Top Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness swapped his damaged Lamborghini for a trusted Skoda when he returned to work the day after an accident.
The 46-year-old father of three was examined by medics on Tuesday, June 16, after the classic Lamborghini Diablo he drove had slipped on some oil, slipped off the road, and landed in a field.
McGuinness revealed in a video posted on Instagram: “Hello, I was filming with Top Gear again. I thought I would show you the Diablo.
"It's on the back of a flatbed truck - gutted! You can see the damage underneath. Hopefully we can get her back on the road with our fingers crossed. It wasn't as bad as it was honestly done. But it just shows you - a bit of oil on a wet road - lethal! I only made about 35 miles an hour, but I live to fight another day. "
The red sports car can be seen with the rear bumper hanging down and torn.
McGuinness turned the camera to show a silver Skoda and said, "And we're here now - the mighty Skoda! That's the whip today. Right, Butty Van!"
The North Yorkshire police were present at the scene of the accident on a B road where there were many serious and fatal crashes.
In a statement, they said, "Fortunately, no one was injured and no other vehicles were involved."
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Take Me Out presenter wife Christine McGuinness also posted on social media to assure fans that her husband is "absolutely fine".
She wrote: "As far as I know, this was a small incident and he is absolutely fine, the Lambo has it much more than he does!"
"People are dying all over the world, please don't worry about his family, friends, and fans. He's all good."
In a video posted after the crash, McGuinness said it was a "crazy old day" that was filmed under difficult weather conditions.
He added: "I was finally allowed to drive one of my children's fantasy 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."
McGuinness said that he would drink "a cup of tea, a paracetemol and a scream" after the incident.
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A BBC statement said: “While filming Top Gear in North Yorkshire, host Paddy McGuinness's car got into a skid today and left the road and came to a standstill almost immediately. Paddy was quickly brought to the production unit for medical examination and is unharmed.
Paddy McGuinness with Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff, co-host of 'Top Gear'. (PA)
"There were no other vehicles involved, and the police who oversaw the shooting were quickly on site to help.
"Top gear safety 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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