Paddy McGuinness is “absolutely fine” after crashing a Lamborghini supercar while filming Top Gear
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The former Take Me Out host and his wife Christine have both taken to Instagram to reassure everyone that the 46-year-old comedian escaped unharmed after the £250,000 Diablo he was driving skidded in the rain whilst he was shooting the motoring show in North Yorkshire on Tuesday (16.06.20).
In a video statement, Paddy said:
‘It’s been a mad old day on Top Gear today, you might have seen that I had a bit of a shunt.
‘I finally got to drive one of my fantasy childhood cars the Lamborghini Diablo but it turns out 30-year-old supercars don’t like torrential rain, who’d have thought.
‘If you’ve ever owned a Diablo or you’ve driven one you’ll know just as well as me, oh my god, she can be a cruel mistress, she can be a cruel mistress that one.
‘That V12 lures you in and suddenly ‘rawr’ it bites you. Fingers crossed we get the car running again because it is an absolute beauty’.
He then quipped:
‘I’m going to have a cup of tea, a paracetamol and a good old cry’.
His 32-year-old model spouse then insisted in her own post that the “Lambo got it much more than he did”.
‘I’ll keep this short and sweet [smiling emoji]. Mr Mc is absolutely fine!
‘As far as I’m aware this was a minor incident and he’s absolutely fine, the lambo got it much more than he did! ⠀
‘People are dying all over the world, please don’t worry his family, his friends and his fans. He’s all good. (sic)’.
And Paddy joked in the comments:
‘Can I at least have a lie in?’
A spokesperson for the BBC confirmed to the MailOnline that the TV star was “unhurt” in the incident.
‘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’.