VIEWERS of Channel 4’s Famous and Fighting Crime were left horrified last night as they watched an addict threaten to stab Penny Lancaster wi
VIEWERS of Channel 4’s Famous and Fighting Crime were left horrified last night as they watched an addict threaten to stab Penny Lancaster with a dirty needle.
The new police reality show follow celebrities as they take on the role of constable and respond to real-life 999 calls and street crime.
In the first episode of the Channel 4 programme, Penny was forced to face some past demons as she chased a threatening member of public down the street.
The Loose Women panellist, who is also married to Rod Stewart, ran after the suspected shoplifter who shockingly threatened to stab her with a dirty needle.
Viewers were quick to praise Penny’s bravery with one tweeting: “
#FamousAndFightingCrime is absolutely brilliant. And well done Penny Lancaster on your amazing bravery,” whilst another wrote: “Just catching up on #FamousAndFightingCrime and Penny chasing that girl was brave! What our police men and women do and go through to keep our streets safe is unreal!”.
Another viewer responded: “Fair Play Penny Lancaster, you stepped up to the mark – well done,” and another added: “Bloody good work from Penny Lancaster, no baton or PARVA. And zero training.”.
Speaking to the Mail’s Weekend magazine earlier this month, Penny said: “It was terrifying.
“Mine was under the influence. She looked like I imagine a druggie would look, almost like a rabid animal. You want to help a rabid animal but you don’t want to get bitten.
“When she said she was going to stab me, there was that pause, as if I was playing Fortnite with my kids, like I was in charge of a video game console.
“I said: ‘You want to stab me?’ and she said: ‘With my needle. I’ll stab you with my needle.’ I was aware of how vulnerable I was. I was unarmed.
She went on: “I had to keep saying: ‘Stop! You’re making it worse for yourself,’ while calling in my location on my radio.
Joining her in uniform are TV presenter Katie Piper, Made in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing, Gogglebox star Sandi Bogleand comedian Marcus Brigstocke.
Viewers watched Katie Piper face her fears as she attended a domestic abuse case, whilst Jamie Laing was also pleased with himself after singlehandedly chasing and catching a suspect, helping the constables to arrest the individual.
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