The owner of the Lamborghini Diablo was also warned about the state of one of its tyres.
Presenter Paddy, 46, lost control of the 200mph vehicle on a country road at Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales.
He described it as a “bit of a shunt”. But pictures of the car show it with its rear bumper hanging off and damage to the offside bodywork.
The BBC is still looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash, which happened in torrential rain on a stretch of road notorious for accidents. It said the car was being driven below the 60mph limit.
Now it has emerged that the red Lamborghini – a 1991 collector’s item – failed its MOT test on May 1 this year, just 47 days earlier.
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