Marcel Somerville: Love Island star ‘attacked with machete as gang try to steal his car’

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Love Island star Marcel Somerville, 34, was reportedly robbed at knifepoint by a masked gang as he drove to a restaurant over the weekend. The former Blazing Squad band member was said to have been confronted by four men on mopeds at the time.

An insider close to Marcel claimed: “Marcel and his mate were driving around east London heading to their favourite restaurant and they noticed some people on mopeds getting close to them.

“Each time they stopped at a set of traffic lights the mopeds would pull up next to them on either side of the car and just looked shady.

“Then when Marcel and his friend pulled into a side street to park up they saw the mopeds head towards them again. Each moped had two people on and they kind of circled around the car.”

The source went on to claim the attackers then drew machetes as they got off their mopeds.

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They added to OK! Magazine: “As Marcel opened his car door two of the gang got off the bikes and went for him with their machetes drawn swinging them at him. 

“So he quickly closed the door and they locked the car from the inside.” has contacted a representative for Marcel for comment.

The alleged attackers are reported to have shouted at Marcel and his friend to “get out the f***ing car” before hitting the windows of the vehicle.


The duo fortunately managed to escape from the scene and went straight home after the incident.

The source said that nobody was hurt, but the car was left with a few minor scratches.

Marcel is however reportedly feeling “shaken” due to the situation.

It comes after the reality star, who is expecting his first child with fiancée Rebecca Vieira, was rushed to hospital last month after passing out due to a fever.

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While he was in hospital, doctors found that he had Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a serious complication of type 1 diabetes.

Opening up about the frightening experience, Marcel told OK! Magazine: “I was throwing up, felt light-headed. I lost weight, my face was sunken and you could see my bones.

“It was because I have Type 1 diabetes, but I only found that out in hospital when they asked, ‘Do you know you’re diabetic?’ I had no clue.”

“I was very close to being in a coma but thanks to the NHS I made it through,” he added.

Marcel spent a week in intensive care at the time after “all the nutrients in his body” depleted.

The television personality recently celebrated happier news, as he announced his girlfriend Rebecca is pregnant with their first baby.

Marcel proposed to his partner at their baby’s gender reveal party.

He wrote in an Instagram post: “What an amazing weekend! Full of surprises! 

“Having a baby boy getting down on one knee and then celebrating another year of life for my queen.”

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