The making of the hugely popular BBC car show “Top Gear” has been halted following a crash during filming in December that left Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff with serious injuries.

The BBC said it had concluded its investigation into the crash – which had initially led to filming being suspended – and that it would now halt filming.

It was unclear when or if filming would resume and the broadcaster said it would make a decision later this year.

“We have sincerely apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery. Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34 of Top Gear at this time,” BBC Studios said in a statement.

“We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we’ll make a judgement about how best to continue later this year.”

The BBC also said it would carry out a health and safety review of “Top Gear”, one of its most successful programmes that has been running since 2002 in its current format.


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