Alan Carr recalls the time his car was stolen and used to ram a shop

Amy Johnson
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Alan Carr's vehicle was caught up in the 2011 London riots. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Alan Carr's vehicle was caught up in the 2011 London riots. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Alan Carr has recalled the time his car was stolen and used to ram a shop during the 2011 London riots. 

Unrest began in the capital in August 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed by police. 

Carr, 44, revealed that his vehicle was taken around that time and driven into a mobile phone store. 

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The comedian shared the story on Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle's Private Parts podcast as he said: "They stole my Mini and someone drove into a Carphone Warehouse with it and used it as a ram raid."

Shopfronts were damaged during the 2011 London riots. (Photo by Max Nash/PA Images via Getty Images)
Shopfronts across the capital were damaged during the 2011 London riots. (Photo by Max Nash/PA Images via Getty Images)

"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," he added. 

Carr said he decided to sell the car after getting it back and repairing it as he felt it had been tainted. 

"This sounds so stupid, but I felt so soiled and dirty that I sold the car," he said. "Well it was part of a crime and I felt bad, I’m Alan Carr and law abiding, so I sold the car."

Alan Carr decided to sell his car on after getting it back once it was stolen. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)
Alan Carr decided to sell his car on after getting it back once it was stolen. (Photo by Lia Toby/Getty Images)

Carr added that the vehicle thief was never found. 

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The Chatty Man host is currently presenting Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, which sees much-loved entertainment programmes revived. 

On Saturday, an updated version of Strike It Lucky will air on ITV in a series that's also seen The Price is Right, Bullseye and Name That Tune make a return to the small screen.

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