Former Top Gear host Freddie Flintoff is set to make a remarkable return to TV screens, according to new reports.

The ex-England cricketer has taken a hiatus from television work after a devastating crash while filming Top Gear saw him hospitalised.

A TV insider is now reporting that Flintoff could be returning to screens to film a second series of BBC reality show, Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams.

The first series saw Flintoff head back to his hometown of Preston to recruit youngsters and introduce them to cricket, with reports suggesting the second series will see them head to India.

An insider told The Sun: “This will be a huge comfort to his fans because it shows he's healing well and returning to two of his greatest passions — sport and television.

"It's obvious that there is some scarring, which everyone expected, but Freddie looks to have made huge progress since he was last seen in public playing cricket. 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."

Last year the BBC announced that Top Gear will be rested for the “foreseeable future” following Flintoff’s crash.

In a statement given to the PA news agency, the BBC said: “Given the exceptional circumstances, the BBC has decided to rest the UK show for the foreseeable future.

“The BBC remains committed to Freddie, Chris and Paddy who have been at the heart of the show’s renaissance since 2019, and we’re excited about new projects being developed with each of them.

“We will have more to say in the near future on this. We know resting the show will be disappointing news for fans, but it is the right thing to do.

“All other Top Gear activity remains unaffected by this hiatus including international formats, digital, magazines and licensing.”