Ant McPartlin has been the victim of an alleged unprovoked attack in his local pub.
The television presenter – and one half of duo Ant and Dec - was watching a Champions League football game on Tuesday when he was punched in the face.
His attacker, thought to be aged around 18, had apparently been directing jibes at Ant throughout the evening.
"Ant didn't react and this bloke launched himself at him and punched him in the face," a source told The Sun.
"It was all totally unprovoked."
A spokesman for Ant confirmed the ITV star had been hit but wouldn't be taking the matter further.
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