Strictly star reveals ‘terrifying’ ordeal after being mugged by masked man in broad daylight

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A former Strictly star has revealed a terrifying mugging ordeal (Picture: PA)

Former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Annabel Croft revealed on social media that she was mugged by a masked man during a terrifying ordeal in London.

The former British tennis player, 57, revealed that she had her phone stolen from her hands while waiting for a cab outside a busy central London station.

The former sportswoman explained that she wanted to warn people by sharing the ‘terrifying’ ordeal.

‘I just wanted to warn people who are on their own in London. I just got mugged waiting for a taxi outside King’s Cross St Pancras,’ she revealed on Instagram.

She recalled that the thief had a covered face and was riding a bike when the incident took place.



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‘The man was riding a bike and wearing a black balaclava. He rode straight at me and took my phone clean out of my hands.’

Figures have shown that a phone is stolen every six minutes in the English capital with only 2% recovered. Fortunately, the star was able to get her property back.

‘He rode away with it but luckily dropped my phone so I got it back. Terrifying!

‘On a positive note, there are some lovely people out there. Luckily a lovely gentleman witnessed it and came over to help me. Thank you to whoever you are,’ she said per the Daily Mail.

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Annabel competed on Strictly In 2023 (Picture: Dave Hogan/Hogan Media/Shutterst)

The star competed in the most recent season of Strictly Come Dancing and was paired with Johannes Radebe. The couple made it to the semi-finals before coming in fourth place.

The elimination came after she skidded across the dancefloor in a blunder that lacked her usual grace and was immediately spotted by the judges.

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Annabel was partnered with Johannes during the competition (Picture: PA)

The tennis player signed up for the BBC competition just a few months after her husband Mel Coleman died of colon cancer in May 2023 aged 60.

His diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his death so the star was still reeling from his passing as she joined the competition.

Just a few weeks ago on May 24, Annabel marked the one-year anniversary of her husband’s passing with a sweet image of him on Instagram.

The caption read: ‘1 year today Miss you so much Thank you to everyone for your love and support.’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Annabel Croft for comment.

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