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27/01/2021 11:54 GMT

Vic And Bob Reveal They Were Threatened At Gunpoint During US Road Trip

Vic said he was "terrified" during the ordeal, while his comedy partner remained "very causal" about the whole thing.

Vic Reeves has revealed he and comedy partner Bob Mortimer were threatened at gunpoint during a road trip in California.

Back in 1992, the pair hired motorbikes to drive from the west to east coast of the US back, and had guns pointed at them after they took a wrong turn in Los Angeles.

Speaking on his new podcast with Jools Holland, Vic recalled how they had stopped at a red light before being threatened by another driver.

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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer

Vic – real name Jim Moir – said: “We went on a doomed motorcycle trip in California in ’92. We got there, we hired a couple of motorbikes.

“I had been reading a book about the Bloods and the Crips and the gangs in Los Angeles, and we made a mistake.

“We did a wrong turn and ended up in the middle of Compton and a big van turned up next to us at the lights and a fellow pointed a gun at us through the window and said, ‘Get out of here’.

“We said: ‘We are just waiting for the lights to change and we are off’.”

Addressing Bob, he continued: “You were very casual about the whole thing. I had read this book and I was terrified.

“We didn’t actually go anywhere because it started raining. It was the floods of ’92. We stayed in a house in Laurel Canyon for three weeks with our motorcycles outside.”

Bob added: “We were going to cross west to east coast on motorcycles but when we returned them to the hire place I think we had done 19 miles on them.”

Jools And Jim’s Joyride is available to stream now