Actor Rowan Atkinson's car caught fire

Rowan Atkinson was rushed to hospital after the car he was driving hit a lamppost and tree before catching fire last night.

The comedy actor, 56, who was once a guest star on TV programme Top Gear, was driving a McLaren F1 sports car down a country road when he crashed near Peterborough.

‘Crews attended the scene and brought the fire under control and made the vehicle safe by 8.13pm,’ a spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire And Rescue Service tells Metro.

‘There was one male casualty but he was not trapped.’

The Blackadder star was reportedly taken to Peterborough City Hospital but was not seriously hurt.

The East of England Ambulance Service confirmed a man had been treated for ‘a minor shoulder injury’.

Esme Riley