Big Brother star Brian Dowling was left fearing for his life after he was mugged at knife-point on Wednesday.
The Irish-born TV host was just yards away from his south west London flat when he was ambushed by two thugs who shoved him into an alley and forced him to hand over his valuables.
He told The Sun: "They emptied the contents of my wallet, went through my pockets and took my phone. I was terrified. I live in a lovely area, it was only nine at night and was only 30 seconds from my apartment.
"You don't expect it at that time of night, or on a quiet residential street."
Brian thought the hoodies were holding a gun to his throat until he realised it was a blade.
The robbers let Dowling go and he immediately phoned police, who have launched an investigation.
Brian added: "I felt physically sick when I got home."
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirms: "At around 9pm on Wednesday we were called to reports of a man in his 30s being robbed. No arrests have been made at present."
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