Gino D'Acampo feared he would die during a racing incident that took place during the filming of American Road Trip for ITV.
The upcoming programme, which also features Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix, saw the trio take part in a desert dune buggy challenge.
In an interview with Radio Times, D'Acampo shared: “We did the Baja 400. I had a really big accident. I cut Gordon to win and lost control, and went straight into the van. I was going 70 or 80mph and I thought, ‘I’m going to die’."
He added: "The thing that scared me most was my fuel tank burst, I had petrol all over me.
“Fifteen seconds later Gordon smashed his buggy into the wall of the racetrack. So only Fred was left. But it was fun until I crashed.”
The TV chef explained he was left in "total shock" and took 24 hours off from filming while Ramsay suffered whiplash.
Meanwhile, Sirieix didn't realise that his co-star had crashed the vehicle as he believed he had merely just parked it instead.
Their new series, Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip sees the trio get back into their RV once more for a journey around Mexico and the US.
The debut instalment of the new four-part run is set to kick off on Thursday 2 April at 9pm.
The first season of the programme saw the men travel to their respective European homeland, Scotland, Italy and France. The series received a nomination for Television Feature at the Baftas in 2019, although lost out to Who Do You Think You Are?.
Meanwhile, there’s been some happy news for First Dates’ Sirieix as he recently got engaged to his girlfriend.