‘I thought I was a goner’

Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, nearly drowned in ice-cold water when he was filming The F Word.

Gordon Ramsay fell into a creek while climbing down a 280ft drop when he was shooting for his TV show in Iceland. He was wearing heavy boots and was under the water for almost a minute.

‘I thought I was a goner,’ he says. ‘I remember thinking, ‘Oh f**k’. My boots and my waterproofs were dragging me down. I’m an extremely good swimmer, but I couldn’t get to the surface. I was panicking.’

‘When I was underwater, all I could think of was Tana and the kids.’

Luckily, Gordon was pulled to safety by his TV crew. He suffered a gash on the leg but was released from hospital after a check up.

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