Wild At Heart star caught in siege while out celebrating in South Africa
Lucy-Jo Hudson has revealed that she was held hostage by a machete-wielding gang while working in South Africa.
The former Coronation Street star was on a night out at a music show near Johannesburg when 8 armed men burst in demanding money.
Halfway through the performance I saw guards walking through the theatre and then the lights went on, she says. One of the performers said: Dont worry, but were in the middle of a robbery.’
The actress had just finished work on the latest series of ITV drama Wild At Heart. ‘It was supposed to be a night out to celebrate finishing filming, but it went horribly wrong,’ she tells the Daily Record.
Lucy-Jo, 25, says she and other theatregoers barricaded themselves into a room backstage until police finally arrived to arrest the robbers.