Lochaber beauty spot gets in Top Gear

Top Gear daredevil stunt at Oban Airport Photo: BB Studios

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How many TV presenters does it take to deliver a lightbulb?

Regular viewers of the BBC’s Top Gear programme found out on Sunday night as hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness arrived in Ardnamurchan in their bid to find the ultimate off-roader.

To settle the debate once and for all, the trio headed to the wild Scottish Highlands with a new Defender 90, and two of its closest rivals: the Mercedes-AMG G63, and the Ariel Nomad.

Obviously, deciding which of these fine contenders was the best would require some serious, objective testing. Less obviously, these serious, objective tests included delivering a massive lightbulb to Acharacle’s famous landmark.

The lighthouse was just one of the Highland and West Coast locations included in the popular programme.

Viewers watched as the daredevils also took it in turn to be towed along Oban Airport’s scenic runway – behind their vehicles at high speed.

All filming, carried out earlier this year was carried out under strict Covid and industry guidelines.