Paddy McGuinness and his Top Gear co-stars made a stand against Brunei's oppressive anti-gay laws.

The team tackled Borneo jungles and protested laws decreed in Brunei for the show.

Presenters painted their dilapidated cars the rainbow colours of LGBT pride after filming in the Asian sultanate, which brought in repressive laws against homosexuals.

The Bolton News: Top Gear cars painted in protest at Brunei anti-LGBT laws

Paddy, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris decided to decorate their cars after learning of the new legislation in Brunei.

Ahead of filming in the small nation, the team tackled the jungles of Borneo in their Matra Bagheera and Austin Allegro, with the help of the Gurkhas.

Paddy suffered an engine failure on a mud track in the latest episode of the series - shown on Sunday - which the team have decided to air despite controversy surrounding Brunei.

In the new episode, Paddy says he has “had an accident” following a panicked downhill drive through the jungle, without any power in his engine and problems with his gear stick.

A new photo has been released of the Top Gear team proudly standing around their rainbow coloured cars, which will also feature in the series.

The team had initially tried to include them in the car collection of the Sultan Of Brunei, who was the centre of a series of protest over repressive legislation which would have seen homosexuals stoned to death.

The next episode of Top Gear is on BBC Two this Sunday at 8pm.