The former England cricket star-turned-Top Gear host was left “smiling” when the soap’s gay character Sean Tully, played by Antony Cotton, name-dropped the star as his celebrity crush.
The line came as Sean chatted about going on holiday while serving drinks in the Rovers Return during a recent episode.
He said: “Yeah, nice beach, glass of wine, tall feller, handsome, six pack.
“A young Freddie Flintoff, or in fact the actual Freddie Flintoff – yeah, with his top off.”
- Coronation Street
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