Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox is left red-faced as he spins out of control THREE TIMES on lap

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox is left very red-faced as he spins out of control THREE TIMES during test lap

He recently hit headlines after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance last week on Question Time.

But Laurence Fox is set to have a challenge of a different kind on Sunday’s edition of Top Gear, when his stint on the racetrack for the Star In A Reasonably Fast Car segment went array.

The actor, 41, makes an appearance on the hit BBC show alongside his cousin Emilia, 45, and gets behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold.

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox was left very red-faced as he span out of control THREE TIMES during test lap on Sunday's edition of the show

Top Gear EXCLUSIVE: Laurence Fox was left very red-faced as he span out of control THREE TIMES during test lap on Sunday’s edition of the show

In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control.

Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road.

It’s unclear whether Laurence’s official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how Emilia did in comparison.

Race: The actor, 41, got behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold

Race: The actor, 41, got behind the wheel of a Toyota GT86, only for it to lose control on the Top Gear track in Dunsfold

Dramatic: In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control

Spinning out of control: The actor was seen spinning 360 degrees on the track

Dramatic: In the intense clip, Laurence took part in several practice runs ahead of his officially timed lap, but kept turning a corner too fast meaning he would spin out of control

The episode will also sees co-hosts Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff take part in off-road race the Baja 1000 in Mexico.

While, alongside Paddy McGuiness, the presenting trio will compete against each other to see which car is best: a Renault Megane Trophy RS Trophy R, a Porsche Cayman GT4, or a second-hand Lamborghini Gallardo. 

Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance on Question Time in January. 

Oops: Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road

Oops: Somehow, the Victoria star even managed to spin out of control while racing down a straight stretch of the road

Could be better: It's unclear whether Laurence's official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how his cousin Emilia did in comparison

Could be better: It’s unclear whether Laurence’s official race saw him lose his way on the track, or how his cousin Emilia did in comparison

He then caused outrage by questioning the ‘incongruous’ inclusion of a Sikh soldier in the recent hit film 1917, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops during the First World War. 

The actor hit headlines with his very public spat with academic Rachel Boyle, in which he called her a ‘racist’ for describing him a ‘white, privileged male’ in a debate about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, which saw him deny she was hounded from Britain for being mixed-race..

On Question Time he said ‘throwing the card of racism at everybody… [is] really starting to get boring’, triggering a Twitter storm in which some praised him for his ‘common sense’ and others brand him a ‘disgrace’.

He caused further controversy by revealing that he no longer dates women under 35 as they are ‘too woke’ and most of them are ‘absolutely bonkers’.

Controversy: Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over 'white, male privilege' during his appearance on Question Time in January

Controversy: Laurence has been in the spotlight after becoming embroiled in a furious row over ‘white, male privilege’ during his appearance on Question Time in January 

He was then dismissed as ignorant when he described the inclusion of a turban-wearing Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes film 1917 as ‘incongruous’, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Fox described himself as ‘a pretty angsty teenager’ but also ‘a bit of a mummy’s boy’.

He said: ‘I wanted to be really popular but I wasn’t, not as much as I wanted to be. I tried too hard to be cool.

‘I’ve always been a bit confrontational, though obviously not the massive s**t magnet that I am today.’

Laurence caused further controversy when he described the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes' 1917 as 'incongruous', when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops

Laurence caused further controversy when he described the inclusion of a Sikh soldier in Sam Mendes’ 1917 as ‘incongruous’, when Sikh soldiers served alongside British troops

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