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'I've never been so frightened': Paul Gascoigne reveals he almost fell out of a helicopter when he forgot to buckle his seatbelt and 'the door flew open' while filming Italian reality show

By Aisha Nozari For Mailonline

Published: 23:09 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 23:20 BST, 3 May 2021

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Paul Gascoigne has revealed that he nearly fell out of a helicopter after forgetting to buckle his seatbelt before lift off.

Explaining that he'd 'never been so frightened', the former footballer, 53, said the terrifying moment occurred when the pilot 'pulled to the right' and 'the door flew open'.

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Paul - who was flying back to the set of Italian reality show L'Isola dei Famos from hospital where he was being treated for a shoulder injury - told how he 'lurched' towards the open door.

Scary: Paul Gascoigne, 53, has revealed that he nearly fell out of a helicopter after forgetting to buckle his seatbelt before lift off

Scary: Paul Gascoigne, 53, has revealed that he nearly fell out of a helicopter after forgetting to buckle his seatbelt before lift off

'I'm scared of flying at the best of times and always say a little prayer before take off,' the TV personality quipped to The Sun.

'But I was chatting to the pilot as we were taking off so I must have forgotten my seat belt. My career and family flashed in front of my eyes — but I managed to hold on and slide the door closed.'

Paul added that despite being fairly confident he would survive the fall, he feared he may be eaten by sharks once in the ocean.

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