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Gordon Ramsay Thought He Was A 'Goner' After A Near Death Experience

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Gordon Ramsay Thought He Was A 'Goner' After A Near Death Experience

Gordon Ramsay had a near death experience that made him think he was a 'goner'.

The Michelin-starred chef was out hunting puffins in Iceland while filming the F Word back in 2008 when he lost his footing, fell off a cliff and ended up plunging into icy water.

To make matters worse, the thick winter clothes Ramsay was wrapped up in started to drag him below the surface.

Despite being a strong swimmer, Ramsay struggled to keep above water while attempting to take off his heavy clothes.

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Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

He told The Sun: "I thought I was a goner.

"They say cats have nine lives. I've had 12 already and I don't know how many more I'll have.

"I remember thinking, 'Oh f***.' My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down.

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"I'm an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn't get to the surface. I was panicking and my lungs were filling with water.

"When I got to the top after getting my boots off I was dazed and my head was totally numb."

Although he's well known for his, often brutal, honesty - Ramsay went on to say he'd been reluctant to tell his wife Tana about the near-miss.

He added: "I chickened out but she knew something was up.

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"She was upset and extremely p****d off. When I was underwater all I could think of was Tana and my kids.

"It wasn't until I was on the plane home I realised what a close call I'd had."

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Credit: PA

The couple have five kids - Megan, Matilda, Jack, Holly and Oscar.

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Speaking last year, Ramsay joked that his youngest son, who was just one at the time, had already learnt to swear.

In an interview with Bang Showbiz he joked: "He did his first solids, but he spat them out within three seconds.

"It was butternut squash puree.

"And you can sort of lip read, and Tana my wife was cooking.

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"And I think the words that came out of his mouth was, 'F***ing disgusting'."

Whether or not he's mastered swearing, the little dude has certainly inherited his dad's trademark scowl.


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After sharing a snap on Oscar's first birthday in April last year, Ramsay was flooded with comments from fans who loved the similarities between father and son.

One person wrote: "Oh boy, the 2nd Gordon Ramsay. He looks just like you when you are mad at people. Happy Birthday, Oscar."

While another posted: "Happy Birthday Oscar how time flies you are the spitting image of your dad and I love the face your pulling again just like your dad xxx."

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Topics: Celebrity, Gordon Ramsay

Claire Reid
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