The Streets star claims he had a brush with death

You’d think that Mike Skinner from The Streets would try his best to maintain his wide-boy image.

But it seems he’s happy to admit to being a big softy – especially when it comes to fairgrounds.

The 28-year-old says he feared for his life whilst on a ride in Australia. And he never wants to step foot on one again.

‘I swear I almost died,’ he says. ‘We were on a pirate ship-style thing and as the bar came down into my lap I stopped it going too far to avoid it hurting.

‘When we swung upside down I started slipping out of my seat. I was hundreds of feet up in the air, like in an action film. I was bricking it.

‘I’m never going on a fair ride again.’

The poor love.