Ian Wright is "really upset and angry" after his family home was burgled, with his wife and two children reportedly being held at knife point.
Police have said they are investigating a case of aggravated burglary at the ITV football analyst's home in north-west London, with four men suspected of carrying out the raid.
A spokeswoman for Wright, who is flying home from covering the World Cup in Brazil, said his wife Nancy was "really shaken up" but that she and her children were "physically OK".
She added: "Ian is currently on a flight home from Brazil now and he lands at lunchtime. He is going straight home to see his family.
"Ian is just really upset and angry and just wants to come back and be with his family at this time."
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