Top Gear hosts 'nearly died' as they attempt most dangerous stunt

Top Gear hosts Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris have revealed they put their lives on the line for the most dangerous stunt in the show’s history.

The upcoming brand new series will see the budding trio attempt the notorious Wall Of Death, a daredevil carnival sideshow featuring a wooden cylinder, in which the drivers travel along the vertical wall and are held in place by friction and gravity.

If that wasn’t already enough scary enough, the insurance write-off vehicles. Because, why not?

Reflecting on the toe-curling challenge, Paddy told frankly: ‘I think this particular season, we all nearly died when we did the Wall of Death.’

Addressing the other hairy situations the boys find themselves in in season 29, he continued: ‘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.

‘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 chipped in: ‘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?’

He added: ‘We do some dangerous stuff but it’s collective. We all want each other to do well.’

Freddie and Paddy previously told us they avoid telling their wives about their dangerous stunts in case they get talked out of doing them.

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

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

The new series of Top Gear kicks off on Sunday and will see the boys heading to Paddy’s home town of Bolton to test three new company cars by spending 24 hours in them – without getting out.

Top Gear returns on Sunday 4th September at 8pm on BBC One.

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