Ant Mcpartlin, one half of the supremely successful presenting duo Ant & Dec, was assaulted by a gang of youths outside the Old Station House in Chiswick over the weekend. McPartlin was enjoying a meal with his mother and sister when the gang started making rude gestures and taking videos through the window.

Ant McPartlinAnt McPartlin was assaulted in Chiswick

When McPartlin approached the group, he was put into a headlock and his mother was pushed to the ground, according to The Sun. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed they were called to deal with the incident on Thursday March 13 just after 8pm but that "no one suffered any injuries."

A witness said: "The youths were banging on the window, filming them and generally being a pain - and they just wouldn't let it lie.

 "Ant was completely reasonable and said, "Leave it out, lads, I'm just having a quiet meal."

"But it immediately turned really nasty and one of them jumped on him and put him in a head-lock."

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The witness said that when Ant's mother was pushed over, the star was "furious and shaken." McPartlin certainly doesn't appear to be getting much luck in the dining game recently - last month he prepared a Sunday roast for his buddy Declan Donnelly but ended up slicing off the top of his thumb. "It hurt like hell. There was a lot of blood," he said after being admitted to hospital.

Ant & Dec are currently back presenting their popular Saturday evening show, Saturday Night Takeaway, after another successful stint in the jungle on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

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