Top Gear’s Paddy McGuinness teases Max and Paddy return with Peter Kay

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Top Gear host Paddy McGuinness has teased the possibility of reuniting with Peter Kay for a Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere continuation.

The 2004 series, which was itself a spin-off to sitcom Phoenix Nights, followed the titular duo as they travelled across the UK in their campervan.

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Despite being popular with audiences, a follow-up to the series has never materialised, but McGuinness confirmed that several new scripts had been written.

“[For] Max and Paddy, we [have written] a couple of Christmas specials, and [Kay and I have] still got them,” he told Capital Breakfast (via Joe). “We never got around to doing [them] for whatever reason. But we’ve actually got the [the scripts].

“[Kay and I] do talk about it and what have you, but I can’t see it [happening] at the minute - but never say never,” he continued, before explaining how a reunion could be timely. “The interesting thing about Max and Paddy, and Phoenix Nights is we are [now] all of an age of the people we played back then.”

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McGuinness has hosted Top Gear alongside Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff since 2019, with the latter being involved in a serious accident last December. As a result of his injuries, the BBC recently decided to shelve the 34th series, which was part way through filming.

“Under the circumstances, we feel it would be inappropriate to resume making series 34,” they said in a statement. “We have sincerely apologised to Freddie and will continue to support him with his recovery. We understand this will be disappointing for fans, but it is the right thing to do, and we'll make a judgement about how best to continue later this year.”

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