Dan Osborne 'was provoked' before arrest on suspicion of GBH at Jacqueline's 30th birthday party | The Sun

DAN Osborne has claimed he "felt provoked" before being arrested on suspicion of GBH.

A rep for the former Towie star – who is married to I'm A Celeb champ Jacqueline Jossa – said he is "confident he will clear his name".


Dan, who has appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, was held on suspicion of GBH after a party guest was left with a broken jaw.

The TV star also accused of actual bodily harm following a 3am brawl at her 30th birthday bash in Essex.

Dan's spokesman told The Sun: “What I can say is that Dan felt provoked during the incident and is confident that he will clear his name when the full details become clear.”

Jacqueline was left in tears when her 30th birthday party erupted into violence and her hubby Dan was led away in handcuffs.

The 2019 I’m A Celebrity winner had earlier posted about her “magical” bash online and shared a picture of herself in her party dress.

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But the night turned sour when a fight broke out in the couple’s garden at 3.30am.

Several guests were injured and at least one person was taken to hospital with a broken jaw which later needed surgery, The Sun understands.

Neighbours woken by the commotion called police. Dan was nicked as cops broke up the boozy bash at their Essex mansion.

He was kept in custody and released on bail the following afternoon on suspicion of GBH and ABH.

GBH has a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and ABH has a maximum sentence of five years.

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Sources close to the family say Dan was confident he would clear his name.

The guest with the broken jaw was initially too poorly to give a statement and remained in hospital for four days.

One of the injured was a 21-year-old cousin of Jacqueline’s who lives in Eltham, South East London.

A source said: “It was a mass brawl that turned really nasty. A number of partygoers have been badly injured. One guest required facial surgery.

“Jac was crying because her dream birthday do turned sour.”

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Police were trying to obtain CCTV footage of the fight on November 6.

Earlier Jacqueline had shared a clip on her Instagram story of her braving the cold in an off-the-shoulder black lace dress.

The ex-EastEnders star had her hair in loose waves and wore a full face of glam make-up.

She wrote: “30 and thriving. Couldn’t be happier right now. Feel so blessed and have everything I need and more.”

Influencer Jacqueline — who played the soap's Lauren Branning from 2010-18 — recently hinted at renewing her vows with Dan when she shared an Insta image of what looked like in a wedding dress.

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The Sun exclusively revealed that the couple were planning to hold another ceremony after Jacqueline decided to give love-cheat Dan “one more chance” after winning I’m A Celebrity in 2019.

Asked about the incident at the couple’s home, Essex Police said: “A 31- year-old man arrested has been released on bail until January 26.

“He was arrested on suspicion of GBH and ABH.”




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