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Gogglebox star Andrew Bennett rushed to hospital after brutal street attack

The event organiser was rushed into Sunderland Royal hospital on Saturday after he was attacked in front of his friends and family.

A source close to the reality star says: “He was attacked in the early hours of the morning on Saturday.

“He'd been out with his family and friends and was jumped while walking down the street. He had some really nasty injuries and is still in hospital.

“He’s really shocked but is determined to catch the person who attacked him and reported it to police the next morning from hospital.

“Andrew has been asking anyone with information or who witnessed the incident to get in touch with police.”

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Andrew appears with best friend Fawn on C4's Gogglebox

Andrew appears on Gogglebox with best friend Fawn, from their sofa in South Shields.

They joined the show in series 12 and made their onscreen debut this September.

Northumbria Police added: "At 11.18am on Saturday December 1, we received a report of an assault on Vine Place, Sunderland.

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Andrew joined the show earlier this year

“A 43-year-old man was pushed over and suffered minor injuries. He was taken to hospital as a precaution and officers later spoke with him at his home address.

"Police believe the offender was known to the victim and enquiries into the incident are ongoing."

Gogglebox has been approached for comment.


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