TV legend has his famed pink specs swiped
Sir Jimmy Savile has been robbed in the street.
The TV legend, 81, had his famous pink specs stolen by a woman thought to be in her 20s.
The incident took place on Wednesday after an awards do at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds.
But Sir Jimmy – who was uninjured – joked that the mugging reminded him of his heyday, when he was a chick magnet.
‘I was walking down the corridor and this girl jumped on me from the side and wrestled my John Lennon-style glasses off my head and legged it down the corridor,’ he tells the Daily Express.
‘I thought it was marvellous because I haven’t been jumped on by a girl for nearly 50 years. If I ever find her I’d like to buy her a box of chocolates.
‘It was a moment of mad impulse and I think the glasses will finish up on eBay.’
Police say their inquries are ongoing.