Celebrity Big Brother star Christopher has said that he was left terrified after his phone was snatched by a cyclist in a hoody.
Panto fave Christopher Biggins had his phone snatched by a cyclist in a hoody as he waited for a taxi.
The I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here star said the experience was “terrifying” and left him feeling “violated”.
Talking on BBC Wiltshire, where he is today taking over the station as guest editor, he explained that he has just left a swanky restaurant in Covent Garden, London, on Wednesday night.
“I walked down to Charring Cross Road to get an Uber at quarter to midnight and I was on my phone,” he told the BBC.
“I was looking down toward Trafalgar Square and I was seeing how far away he was and suddenly a hooded cyclist came by and stole my phone – just took it out of my hand.
“It was such a violation.
“I shouted very loudly but it was quarter to midnight and he got away.”
He said talking to insurers the next day made him feel a little better because some of them asked: “Is that the real Mr Biggins?”
Christopher, however, is certain that the thief won’t be able to hack into his phone to steal the treasure trove of celebrity contacts that the star has gained over the years.
Biggins is one of four presenters guest editing BBC Wiltshire this week for the station’s 30th birthday.
The others have been Time Team’s Phil Harding, Olympian Sharron Davies and Apprentice star Nick Hewer.
Christopher Biggins has just turned 70.
The news team for THEGAYUK. Got tips? Go to www.thegayuk.com/newsdesk to tell us something.
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING
Help us deliver unique, usable and reliable journalism that supports the gay, bisexual and curious community of the United Kingdom. Can you help protect LGBT+ media? Publishers like us have come under severe threat by the likes of Google and Facebook. The problem is that advertisers are choosing to put their money with them, rather than with niche publishers like us. Our goal is to eliminate banner ads altogether on site and we can do that if you could pledge us a tiny amount each month. We're asking our readers to pledge just £1 per month, more if you're feeling swanky. You can stop payment at any time. It's quick and easy to sign up and you'll only have to do it once. Click to start the journey!