Top Gear’s Paddy McGuinness was arrested for stealing petrol.

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Paddy McGuinness from Top Gear said that he drove his 17th car with Top Gear. “no licence, no insurance and no MOT”

Paddy McGuinness (Top Gear petrolhead) was once detained after stealing petrol.

The BBC’s co-presenter Freddie Flintoff and the car show host, Freddie Flintoff, openly admit to their past in new books.

Paddy states in My Lifey that he drove the first car he owned at age 17 with “no licence, no insurance and no MOT.”

He said: “I did have a tax disc. It’d been taken out of somebody’s car.”

The worst thing that happened to him was being arrested for syphoning petrol.

“The next thing I knew, I was in the holding cells at Bolton Police Station. The thought of my mum finding out s*** the living daylights out of me.”

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He stated that he didn’t go too far after that. Paddy, now 48, stated: “You hear about d***head drivers crashing with no insurance, but in my teenage years those thoughts didn’t enter my head.”

Flintoff, now 43 years old, shares in The Book of Fred: “I could have been in the back of a nicked car with some older lads. To this day, I still don’t know if they were joyriding.”

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