TOP Gear stars Paddy McGuinness, Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris were spotted filming in the North-East this week. 

They were spotted at various locations in Northumberland, including Bamburgh, Seahouses and Alnwick. 

Several vehicles were seen racing across Bamburgh beach, alongside one with a camera as the crew filmed scenes on the sand.

A number of people posted photos of them on social media, including some who had the chance to stop and chat. 

Clair Mather, who owns The Sunningdale Hotel, in Bamburgh, snapped pictures of some of the action as she prepared for opening again next week.

She said: "It was great to see the guys from top gear in Bamburgh and Seahouses as we get ready to open on Monday for what looks to be an exciting and busy season.” 

Her pictures attracted hundreds of comments online - from those who had spotted the crew and those who were disappointed to miss out. 

It is not known when the show featuring Northumberland will be shown.