Love Island star Marcel Somerville was attacked by a masked gang armed with machetes in an apparent carjacking attempt at the weekend, it was reported today.
The father-to-be, 34, was reportedly set upon by four men on mopeds who swung blades towards him as he made his way to a restaurant in east London.
Mr Somerville today told the Sun he had been left ‘shaken’ by the incident, adding: ‘I was understandably shaken by what happened but I’m fine and not hurt at all.’
The musician, who recently announced he is expecting a child with his fiancee Rebecca Vieira, had reportedly been driving with his friend when the pair ‘noticed some people on mopeds getting close to them.’
A source close to the reality star told OK!: ‘Each time they stopped at a set of traffic lights the mopeds would pull up next to them on either side of the car and just looked shady.
‘Then when Marcel and his friend pulled into a side street to park up they saw the mopeds head towards them again. Each moped had two people on and they kind of circled around the car.’
The insider explained how when Mr Somerville opened the car door, two of the masked men swung their machetes towards him.
The Love Island star then shut his door and locked the car from the inside as his attackers shouted at him to ‘get out of the f***ing car.’
‘Marcel and his mate sped off and headed away as fast as possible,’ the source added.
‘It was a terrifying experience but nobody was hurt in the end and the car just had a few scratches on it.’
It is unclear whether the gang were attempting to steal Mr Somerville’s car or the Rolex watch he was wearing at the time.
The musician, who was part of the hip hop group Blazin’ Squad, found fame on the third series of Love Island in 2017.
He recently announced he is expecting his first child with girlfriend Rebecca, 24.