‘I choked up’ Paddy McGuinness details ‘emotional’ Top Gear filming with childhood hero

He referred to Eddie as being “our own” because he’s British, adding: “Everyone had the Evel Knievel toy when we were kids and everything else.”

Detailing how wonderful it felt to meet Eddie in person, Paddy said: “To walk into his house and see him there first I got a little bit choked up.

“Spending time with him, it was just a lovely, lovely couple of days,” he explained.

The presenter highlighted how unusual it was for Top Gear to produce such an emotional episode of the BBC show.

source: express.co.uk