The comedian said he 'wasn't going anywhere' as he ranted to a star-studded audience on Brexit, British imperial rule and Boris Johnson
Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant
Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant
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The Lord's Taverners' charity Christmas lunch dissolved into chaos when comedian Nish Kumar was jeered, booed off stage and pelted with a bread roll.

Appearing at Park Lane's Grosvenor House, Kumar spoke on a range of topics from Brexit , British Imperial Rule and Boris Johnson .

However, his left-leaning viewers didn't go down too well with the star-studded crowd, who began to heckle and the comedian until he was persuaded to leave.

According to insiders, Kumar began his set by joking that he looked like a terrorist or a Brazilian 'depending on the angle.'

But the crowd turned as the funnyman launched into an anti-Brexit rant and called for a second referendum.

Nish Kumar was booed off stage over comments made at the Lord's Taverners Christmas lunch

As he was met by a hostile response, Kumar implied guests must be 'thick' for not agreeing with him.

Sources have told the Mail that the compere of the charity dinner - which costs £149 a head for members - jumped on stage when things escalated and tried to persuade Kumar to leave.

Witnesses say a bread role was then thrown at Kumar, who refused to step down.

Another source told the Mail that Radio One DJ Greg James, who was supporting the charity, scolded the bread thrower.

"He had a pop and rightly so – that was disgraceful and there was no need for it, regardless of what was going on. At one point there was even a slow hand clap. It was just terrible."

Greg James landed in hot water
Greg said he was 'embarrassed' by the crowd's reaction

Greg also took to Twitter to say he was embarrassed by the response to Nish's performance.

In a string of tweets he said: "I’d just like to say that the treatment of @MrNishKumar by some members of the crowd at the @LordsTaverners fundraising Christmas lunch yesterday was appalling. It’s a charity I was proud to be an ambassador of...

"and the work they do with disadvantaged young people is extraordinary. But yesterday served as a timely reminder that disagreeing with someone doesn’t mean you have the right to abuse them verbally or physically. I was devastated for Nish (who gave his time for free)...

"I was embarrassed to be there. On an afternoon that was supposed to be about kindness, there was a distinct lack of it in the room.

Kumar has also taken to Twitter to make light of the furore.

"In my defence, it was only one bread roll and it missed me," he tweeted.

The star also shared with his 246,000 followers a video of Bob Dylan laughing off newspaper reports that people walked out of his concerts and booed him.

Charity Lord's Taverners was established in 1950 at London's Tavern pub to help give young people in the UK a better start in life through sport.

Members are said to have paid £149 a ticket for Monday's lunch, non-members forking out £169 and VIP guests paying £270 for a champagne reception.

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Nish Kumar booed and pelted with bread at Lord's Taverners' lunch for anti-Brexit rant

I'm A Celebrity trial teaser sees screaming Jacqueline Jossa beg Andy for help

I'm A Celebrity trial teaser sees screaming Jacqueline Jossa beg Andy for help

Jacqueline Jossa screams and is left on the verge of tears on Tuesday night, as she takes on the next I'm A Celebrity Bushtucker Trial with Andy Whyment and Kate Garraway.

It seems the former EastEnders star gets the short straw in the challenge, as she's forced to lay down in a glass box elevated high up in the air.

Hilariously, Coronation Street's Andy is dressed up as a cockroach, while superhero Kate becomes "Captain Australia".

Jacqueline certainly sees the funny side as she laughs hysterically at her co-stars' new looks.

It's a distraction for the actress though, who is smothered in maggots, cockroaches and other critters.

I'm A Celebrity's Jacqueline Jossa screams during the latest trial

As hosts Ant and Dec watch on, the Lauren Branning actress is raised higher and higher.

She's heard crying and shouting out, before begging Andy and Kate to "help her".

Andy encourages his new friend, reminding her it's almost Christmas.

Jacqueline is elevated into the air
Jacqueline is covered in bugs

But Jacqueline can do nothing but wail and wriggle around as she remains covered in bugs.

She groans and cries out in pain before saying: "Oh my gosh."

Kate tells her: "We'll be as quick as possible, oh Jac I can't bare it, I'm so sorry."

Andy is dressed as a cockroach

She responds: "Oh hell I'm up quite high actually.

"You look amazing. Help me... help me."

Andy then lets out a cheer before they prepare to tackle the next task, with Ant and Dec immediately in hysterics.

Cliff Parisi was the latest star to leave the jungle, with another campmate set to be axed on Tuesday.

I'm A Celebrity airs nightly at 9pm on ITV.

Roman Kemp's girlfriend 'worried' after Amber Gill tweets about I'm A Celeb star

Roman Kemp's girlfriend 'worried' after Amber Gill tweets about I'm A Celeb star

Roman Kemp's long-term girlfriend Anne-Sophie Flury has revealed she was not fussed about his long list of admirers until Love Island's Amber Gill took to Twitter to share her admiration for the star.

The brunette, who has been Roman since 2008, opened-up on her concerns during an appearance on Capital FM on Tuesday morning.

She was tasked with reading out a number of gushing tweets about her man - before stumbling across a tweet by Amber - which led to her admitting she was 'worried.'

Roman Kemp's long-term girlfriend Anne-Sophie Flury is 'worried' about some the attention he is getting

One tweet read: "Roman Kemp dump your girlfriend for me I beg."

A second said: "My weekend has been ruined finding out Roman Kemp has a girlfriend."

She then cast her eyes over Amber's message, that showed a photo of a shocked meme alongside: "Me when I see that Roman Kemp has a girlfriend."

Swiss-born Anne-Sophie commented: "This is one I'm a little bit worried about, because I thought she was so great on Love Island."

Roman and Anne-Sophie have been dating since 2008
Love Island's Amber Gill shared her admiration for Roman on Twitter

It comes after she spoke exclusively to Mirror Online about how romantic Roman is.

She shared how he went to great lengths to ensure she won't be forgotten about while he's in Australia.

"He's left me a two minute video for every day that he can't speak to me," Anne-Sophie revealed. "I'll get to watch one of them every morning.

"He filmed them before he left and put them on a USB stick so I'll have to try and keep it to just one a day," she added.

Amber posted Amber a shocked meme which she wrote alongside: "Me when I see that Roman Kemp has a girlfriend"
Before he entered the jungle, the radio DJ left his sweetheart a number of video clips

Speaking before the show began, she revealed how she'd lived in Hong Kong for eight months of her two year relationship with Roman and joked it was 'only fair' that Roman has his time away too.

But she admits this is the longest they've ever not been in contact for.

"I'm so excited but I miss him so much! It's really difficult not being able to speak to him.

"It'll be easier when the show starts so I can watch what he's up to."

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