Freddie Flintoff's TV return confirmed with second Field of Dreams series

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is returning to TV credit:Bang Showbiz
Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is returning to TV credit:Bang Showbiz

Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff is returning to TV with a second series of his BBC show 'Field of Dreams'.

The 46-year-old star will present a new run of his cricket documentary in what marks his first TV project since his terrifying car crash while filming 'Top Gear' in 2022.

'Field of Dreams' sees the former England captain attempting to turn a group of teenagers from his hometown of Preston into a competitive cricket team.

The new series - which has been announced in the BBC's annual plan - sees Freddie taking the stars of series one on an international tour.

A BBC press release about the new four-episode run said: "Freddie is setting himself an even bigger challenge as he takes some of his team and a handful of fresh recruits on a new adventure."

Flintoff, 46, stepped away from the spotlight after sustaining facial injuries and broken ribs in the crash which ultimately led to 'Top Gear' being shelved.

It was reported last month that Freddie was taking "nervous first steps" back into TV as he filmed for 'Field of Dreams'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "He’s healing well and returning to two of his greatest passions - sport and television ... Freddie looks to have made huge progress ...

"He’s clearly comfortable enough to get in front of a camera again - something which was not the case this time last year. They’re nervous first steps, as he’s recovering both mentally and physically, but the TV show he’s making is a real passion project for him."

Meanwhile, Freddie's former 'Top Gear' co-hosts Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris are set to reunite for the new series 'Chris + Paddy: Roadtrip' , that will see the pair travelling around Europe.

However, BBC bosses do not view the programme as a continuation of the iconic car show.