Russell Brand stops fight with a cuddle

Russell Brand stopped a fight breaking out between a cyclist and a van driver near Tottenham Court Road, according to shocked onlookers.

When he saw the row, Brand got out of his Mercedes to give the angry cyclist a hug and make him laugh.

With the argument over, he got back into his car and was driven away.

Twitter user @Joe_Stas snapped a photo of the encounter and tweeted: "Just witnessed @rustyrockets stop road rage with a hug."