Paddy McGuinness crashed while filming for the next series of Top Gear.

The Lamborghini Diablo he was driving crashed into a field after ‘losing control’ in torrential rain while on the B6255 at Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales.

North Yorkshire Police, who had been monitoring filming when the crash happened, confirmed the incident happened at around 3pm. 

A spokesperson for the BBC said Mr Guinness was given ‘medical checks’ but was unhurt.

They said: “During Top Gear filming in North Yorkshire today presenter Paddy McGuinness’s car skidded and left the road, coming to an almost immediate stop.

“Paddy was quickly taken to the production unit base for medical checks and is unhurt.

“No other vehicles were involved and the police, who had been monitoring filming, were quickly on the scene to assist.

“Safety on Top Gear is always the production team’s priority and the vehicle’s speed at the time was within the road’s limit of 60mph.”

The force said the incident took place on a route well-known for a high number of ‘serious and fatal’ crashes.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Police attended a collision involving a Lamborghini Diablo, which crashed into a field after the driver lost control on the B6255 near Ribblehead.

“The incident happened at around 3pm today.

“A Roads Policing Group officer noticed the incident while patrolling the route, which has a high number of serious and fatal collisions.

“Fortunately, nobody was injuries and no other vehicles were involved.”

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they did not attend the incident.


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