Top Gear presenters 'almost died' during most dangerous stunt in show's history The Wall of Death

TOP Gear's presenters 'almost died' during the most dangerous stunt in the show's history – The Wall of Death.

Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris put their life on the line in the new BBC series as they take on a toe-curling carnival sideshow.

The Wall of Death consists of a wooden cylinder, which drivers zoom into and speed around the vertical inside wall, with the only thing keeping them in place being friction and gravity.

Speaking about the stunt, Paddy told journalists: "I think this particular season, we all nearly died when we did the Wall of Death.

"There are always risks but there are a lot more rewards. We make it as safe as we possibly can and get on with it."

The 47-year-old added: "I think the nature, with the three of us, we are competitive but we also push each other in the right way.


"No one wants to see anyone gets injured."

Freddie, 42, said: "They do push the boundaries and there are times, like the Wall Of Death, where you’re thinking how on earth do you get a car up there?

"We do some dangerous stuff but it’s collective. We all want each other to do well."

The pair previously revealed they don't tell their wives about dangerous stunts or missions in case they try to talk them out of it.

Paddy said: "If you do mention it, they’ll plant seeds of doubt in your head telling you how dangerous it is.

"We’re aware of that and that’s not what you want to hear before you take something on."

Top Gear returns on Sunday, October 4 at 8pm on BBC One.

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