Top Gear slapped with 119 Ofcom complaints as viewers slam dangerous driving – Mirror Online

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BBC’s Top Gear has received 119 Ofcom complaints as viewers fumed about ‘dangerous driving and offensive language’ in the show.

The popular series, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris, faced a slew of complaints following the first episode of season 29.

In the show, the presenters were tasked with testing three company cars in Paddy’s home town of Bolton.

At one point, the cheeky presenters even joked about weeing in a potty as they were forced to remain in the cars for 24 hours without getting out.

In another scene, the trio then raced around an empty multi-story car park and chatted among themselves via a radio.

After Paddy, Freddie and Chris returned to the TopGear studios, the group joked about their challenge before arguing over which car was the best.

The presenters had to drive three company cars around Bolton in their latest challenge
(Image: BBC)

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Chris also noted that Paddy was disqualified for leaving his car, while Freddie actually crashed his vehicle.

Before finishing the show, they also teased that they would be facing the dangerous ‘Wall of Death’ in a subsequent episode.

The BBC is said to have received 119 Ofcom complaints for “dangerous driving/offensive language or humour,” according to The Sun.

Paddy and his co-stars chatted on radios as they were tasked with staying in the cars for 24 hours
(Image: BBC)

A representative for Top Gear has been contacted by MirrorOnline for comment.

The new series comes months after Paddy McGuinness lost control of a £250,000 Lamborghini and was sent veering off the road.

According to the comedian, the Diablo model supercar ‘didn’t like torrential rain’ and he was forced to finish the race in a hire car.

Paddy crashed a car in June
Paddy McGuinness wrote off a £250,000 Lamborghini
(Image: BBC)

At the time of the incident, Paddy took to social media to reveal he was going to have a ‘good old cry’.

He wrote: “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?

He added: “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.

“I’m going to have a cup of tea, a paracetamol and a good old cry.”

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