Paddy McGuinness said he had to “lay down and cry a little” after “drifting” in a tie in the new series of Top Gear.
For the highly anticipated new season, which kicks off Sunday night, McGuinness and co-presenters Freddy Flintoff and Chris Harris will take a “pick-up pilgrimage” across the Southeast Asian country.
Drifting is the technique of passing a corner while maintaining control while the driver intentionally oversteers and loses traction.
In the first episode of the BBC series, McGuinness was seen with visible spots of sweat after spinning in a parking lot, prompting her to ask the female driver if she was okay.
Kids, don’t try this at homeTop Gear presenter Paddy McGuinness
he said: Wowers.
Also back in the UK, Harris will test the electric two-seater Rimac Nevera, which could be the fastest car on the planet, the BBC said.
Later in the series, the presenters travel to Paris to test the latest affordable microcars.
Flintoff said: It felt a little claustrophobic, a little claustrophobic, but I think it worked out, even though no one was sitting behind me.
“The car I was in was like a transformer, the wheels would go in and out at the push of a button.
“During the run, my car still had some teething issues, but it was great to have the opportunity to circle the city like we did.
“Paris is a place I haven’t had many chances to visit, so it was a lot of fun. But honestly, next time I’d like to cycle or walk!”
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McGuinness said the new series not only offers “a lot of entertainment”, but also has “something for everyone”.
Top Gear has been making a comeback since Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May left the show in 2015.
Different presenters came and went with different receptions before the current team settled into their roles, growing excellent on-screen chemistry.
– Top Gear’s 33rd series returns to BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Sunday at 8pm.