Alan Carr’s car was used to break into a phone shop during the London riots (Picture: REX)
Alan Carr has recalled the horrifying moment his car was stolen and used to ram a shop in the 2011 London riots.
The comedian, 44, revealed his Mini Cooper was taken by looters – who drove it into a mobile phone shop.
Speaking on the Private Parts podcast, he said: ‘They stole my Mini and someone drove into a Carphone Warehouse with it and used it as a ram raid.
‘And do you know the worrying thing was, my glasses were in the glove compartment – I was terrified that they’d put them on and then did the ram raid and people thought it was me.’
While he’s able to make light of the situation now, the funnyman sold the car after it was repaired as he did not want to be reminded of the incident.
Alan continued: ‘This sounds so stupid, but I felt so soiled and dirty that I sold the car.
Alan is currently the host of Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow (Picture: ITV)
‘Well it was part of a crime and I felt bad, I’m Alan Carr and law abiding, so I sold the car.
‘I repaired all the front and everything and then I went ,”No, I feel like there’s been a criminal in it, he’s used it for crime.”
‘They never caught anybody. It was just terrifying with the riot going on.’
Alan is currently the host of ITV’s Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow on Saturday night and fans have called for the Name That Tune segment of the show to make a return.
The show sees contestants take part in revised versions of past gameshows aired on the ITV.
And Name That Tune, based on the US programme of the same name, aired for several years over the course of the seventies, eighties and nineties, last being hosted by Jools Holland in 1998.
Viewers were delighted last Saturday as they watched musical accompaniment from pop sensation Sophie Ellis-Bextor with the contestants naming the tune for a variety of tracks including Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.
On person tweeted: ‘We need #NameThatTune every week! Class show.’
And someone else remarked: ‘ITV, I hope this isn’t a one off. Make this a regular series. #NameThatTune.’
Other gameshows to have featured on series two of Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow include Play Your Cards Right Celebrity Special, Bullseye and The Price Is Right.
Credit: Original article published here.