A lorry driving training provider has given exclusive training to the presenters of Top Gear.

This was for an upcoming episode where the celebrity hosts - Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness - attempt to qualify as lorry drivers in the current season's upcoming episode.

Carlisle-based SP Training were on hand to assist the crew with each element of getting an LGV license, which has recently been in popular demand due to the national driver shortage.

Becoming a qualified lorry driver isn't an easy ride - it takes typically between six to eight weeks to qualify.

Mick Feeney, lead LGV instructor at SP Training said: “I had the pleasure of training Freddie out on the road, he was a total gentleman and down to earth.

"He was also really easy to teach and got to grips with things pretty quickly.

"He shared a few funny anecdotes with me while we were out on road too and we were singing along to Elvis’ songs while preparing for his test which was a lot of fun.

"It was an absolute pleasure working with the team and all of us at SP Training will be tuning in on Sunday evening."

The episode can be watched live when the programme airs at 8:00 pm this Sunday evening (June 19) on BBC 1, or by streaming it from BBC iPlayer.