Ant McPartlin attacked in London pub

Ant McPartlin and his mother have been assaulted during a family meal in a pub in London.

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#AntMcPartlin Just heard hope you and your mom are ok?Can't believe someone would do that,hugs xxx

Fans of Ant McPartlin have been voicing their support after he was assaulted outside a London pub.

The Sun is reporting the TV presenter was grabbed in a headlock by a gang who'd been making rude gestures at him through a window. He went outside to remonstrate with them, his mother was also knocked to the ground when she tried to intervene.

Ant McPartlin attacked during family meal

Ant McPartlin was put in a headlock Credit: PA

TV presenter Ant McPartlin and his mother have been assaulted during a family meal in London.

The Saturday Night Takeaway star was having dinner in Chiswick when a gang started making rude gestures and using mobile phones to film him through the window.

McPartlin, 38, went outside the Old Station House pub to ask them to leave but the group put him into a headlock, The Sun reported.

His mother Christine was also pushed to the ground when she attempted to intervene.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said they were called to an incident in Spencer Road, Chiswick, shortly after 8pm on Thursday, March 13.

He said: "No allegations were made and no one suffered any injuries."

Ant and Dec have been on television for 25 years. Credit: PA

Ant McPartlin and his partner Declan Donnelly won the Landmark Award at the National Television Awards in January. The honour recognised their 25 years on our screens. They also won Best Entertainment Presenters for the 13th year in a row and I'm A Celebrity won Best Entertainment Programme.

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