Ant Mcpartlin has shrugged off an incident in which he was assault outside a pub in Chiswick, telling Twitter followers that he won't let an "idiot" ruin things.

Ant McPartlinAnt McPartlin Was Assaulted In Chiswick

Ant, 38 - one half of the Ant & Dec presenting duo - was hassled by a gang outside the Old Station House gastropub in the Hounslow suburb last Thursday. 

Tabloid The Sun reported that the hang harassed the star as he tried to enjoy a meal with his mother Christine and an auntie, by banging on the window and using their phones to film the family. When the I'm A Celebrity star went outside to ask them to stop, the gang got him in a headlock. Mother Christine, 58, ran out to help her son but was thrown to the pavement.

A witness told The Sun: "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."

Nevertheless, speaking on his Twitter account on Monday, Ant told fans: "Thanks for all your lovely tweets. Me and my mam are absolutely fine. Not gonna let an idiot ruin things. All good and V happy!"

A Scotland Yard spokesman told The Sun of the pub incident: "At 8.13pm on Thursday March 13 there were reports of an assault in Spencer Road, Chiswick.

"Police attended but no allegation was made and no one suffered any notable injuries."

Back in 2011, Ant was the victim of an unprovoked attack while watching football in the Barley Mow in Chiswick. 

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