Bolton will be hitting people’s TV screens on Sunday night as the Top Gear episode filmed in the borough will be aired on BBC One.

In the episode, which will be broadcast at 8pm, presenters Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris take to the streets of Paddy’s home town for a gruelling 24 hour challenge.

Inspired by the famous Le Mans race, the presenters were not allowed out of their cars during filming.

When they filmed the episode back in March, they remained in their cars while visiting some of the town’s landmarks - Paddy even bartered with stall holders at Bolton Market from the comfort of his driving seat.

On the day of filming, crowds gathered at Le Mans Crescent to watch the trio set off on their challenge.

The presenters signed autographs for fans and posed for selfies before jumping into their cars, although Paddy did have a bit of difficulty getting his car started, to the amusement of fans.

For the challenge, Paddy drove a Telsa, Freddie was given a Volvo and Chris was in a BMW.

The camera crew had to do several takes of the trio driving round Le Mans Crescent, before they set off to explore the rest of the town.

Speaking before filming began, Paddy said: "It's amazing, this challenge we're doing today, we're spending 24 hours in our cars, so we're not allowed out.

"We're going on a tour of Bolton. So we're driving onto Bolton Market, and we're driving onto various places that I can't tell you yet.

"Bur it's good, I would love to take them in Bolton Museum.

"They haven't seen anywhere in the town yet. This is the start."

On the day Paddy took Freddie and Chris to all his favourite spots and paid a visit Auburn Street where he grew up.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the presenters outside Rigby's Chippy in Deane, Bolton College and along the outskirts of town.

The locations which made the final cut include Newport Street, Bolton Markets, Three Sisters Race Track, Le Mans Crescent, the University of Bolton Stadium and a Texaco petrol station and Instavolt site in Hindley.

The episode will be shown on BBC One tomorrow evening at 8pm.