Ant McPartlin (r) was attacked outside a west London pub by gang
Ant McPartlin (r) was attacked outside a west London pub by a gang Reuters

Thugs put TV star Ant McPartlin in a headlock and shoved his mum to the ground after the Bafta winner asked a gang to stop filming him at a west London pub.

The Britain's Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway presenter ended up in a brawl when a group of youths congregated outside the Old Station House pub in Chiswick, where the 38-year-old and his mother Christine were enjoying lunch.

According to The Sun, the group filmed from the street and aimed obscene gestures at McPartlin while he was inside the pub.

When the former Byker Grove man stepped outside to ask the group to stop, he was attacked.

Reports said McPartlin was put in a headlock by attackers who then pushed Christine, 58, to the ground when she rushed outside to help her son.

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

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Officers were called at 8.13pm to Spencer Road W4 to reports of an assault.

"Officers attended but no allegations were made and no one suffered any injuries."

No arrests have been made.

McPartlin and co-host Declan Donnelly won the Landmark Award at the National Television Awards in January.