Joe Swash has been left ‘shaken up’ after a man wielding a knife threatened him during a skiing trip.
The presenter – who has often supported anti-knife charities – had been spending time with friends in the French ski resort of Flaine when he was confronted by the man in the early hours of Thursday morning, it’s been reported.
A row broke out outside the chalet Joe and his friends were staying in at 1.15am and witnesses say that the man flashed a knife at the group during the argument.
An onlooker tells The Sun on Sunday: ‘It was scary. Police were called but no one was arrested or hurt.’
Meanwhile Joe’s agent Dylan Heard says of the incident: ‘They are all a little shaken up.’
Joe, 36, wasn’t joined by girlfriend Stacey Solomon on the trip.
The former EastEnders actor has previously been a big supporter of charities fighting against knife crime after his childhood friend Ben Kinsella – brother of actress Brooke Kinsella, who was also in the soap – was killed by a blade in 2008.
He even pledged to donate his winnings following his I’m A Celebrity victory of that year to the campaign.
‘This campaign means a lot to me,’ Joe explained at the time.
‘I hope any money I may have got from people will be able to make a difference.
‘Knife crime is getting out of hand.’
Since then he has regularly donated to the trust to continue to fight against knife crimes.
Whilst Joe was away with friends last week, his other half Stacey recently enjoyed a vacation with her sons Zachary and Leighton.
The 28-year-old posted a sweet photo alongside the boys at the end of the holiday and wrote: ‘Home sweet Home… had an amazing week spending quality time with my babies!’
Stacey and Joe have been dating for over two years after meeting on the I’m A Celebrity spin-off show in 2015.