Will Mellor has revealed he found an unlikely ally in Prince William on a night out several years ago. Speaking during an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, Will recalled meeting the heir to the throne after sneaking into a "posh party" in an exclusive bar in London.
The Hollyoaks star, who was on crutches at the time due to a knee injury, explained that he "ended up chatting" with the Prince, but later became riled after an incident with another guest.
Prince William stopped Will Mellor from getting into a nightclub fight
"I had a few drinks and this idiot just barges me off my crutches and finds it hilarious… and I lost my temper, got into a scuffle with this guy," Will told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.
Luckily Prince William was on hand to diffuse the situation.
"The next thing I know, someone is pulling me up and saying, 'he's not worth it' – and it was Prince William!" Will said. "I'll never forget the future King of England having his hands on my shoulders saying 'Will, he's not worth it' and I'm going, 'he knocked me off my crutches'… and then security come piling in because then it looks like me and him [are fighting] and I get thrown out! And I'm like 'Will, tell 'em!'..."
Will said he will "never forget" the bizarre encounter with Prince William
Will isn't the only celebrity to have a surprise meeting with royalty on a night out; Paddy McGuinness recently revealed that Prince Harry once approached him on a night out and asked if he could take part in his dating show Take Me Out.
Paddy revealed on BBC Radio One: "We're having something to drink in the evening and who do I bump into? Prince Harry."
"He walks in the room [and] he comes straight up to me and he goes, 'I want to be on your show – I want to go to Fernando's.'"
"I was like, I don't think you need the help," said Paddy.
The TV host went on to say that he and his friends were stunned by the request of the 31-year-old Prince.
"I'm a lad from Bolton and I've got a prince of England asking me if he can go to Fernando's," said Paddy. "It doesn't get much better than that. All the lads had their mouths open thinking, 'what the hell happened?'"