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05th Jun 2018

Michael McIntyre mugged by thieves armed with a hammer

The comedian was robbed while waiting to pick his children up from school.

Wil Jones

The comedian was robbed while waiting to pick his children up from school

Superstar comedian Michael McIntyre was robbed by two men wielding a hammer on Monday, his publicist has confirmed.

McIntyre was waiting outside his children’s school in north west London, when two men approached his car on a moped, and smashed the vehicle’s windows with the hammer. They then took his watch, and fled the scene.

His publicist Gary Farrow confirmed to the BBC that McIntyre was “fine”.

The Metropolitan police said they were called to the scene of a robbery at 13:59 BST, and stated that there were no injuries, and no arrested had been made. A statement read: “The victim was stationary in his car when two males on a moped smashed the car windows with a hammer before stealing property.”

Michael McIntyre is one of the UK’s most famous and successful stand up comedians. His 2012 tour included a record-breaking 10 nights at The o2 Arena in London, and played to over 700,000 people nationwide. He is best known for hosting Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC One, and as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

In 2012, he was reported to be the world’s most successful stand-up.