MICHAEL McIntyre joked this evening he would move to Dublin in his first stage show since his £15,000 Rolex moped mugging.
The comedian was seen earlier with a new watch and bodyguard in London just days after the terrifying targeted robbery.
Jamie Lorriman Michael McIntyre was beaming as he left his home with a new watch three days after his £15,000 Rolex robbery hell
The 42-year-old told the Dublin crowd this evening: “It’s great to be here, in fact I’m moving here, f*** London.
“It hasn’t been a great week. But I’m ok, we’re ok.”
The comic wasted no time using the frightening incident as material for his gig, but admitted he had thought he might not make this evening’s show.
He said: “It was touch and go whether I came here. It is my favourite gig, it is my favourite arena.”
Jamie Lorriman McIntyre was sporting a shiny new timepiece after his Rolex was stolen my moped thugs
McIntyre confirmed his Rolex was taken.
“They say time is the healer. I have lost my watch, how is time going to heal? I have no idea what time it is.”
He told the audience: “I could have done with you, 9,000 Dubliners, ‘We have got your back, coming out of the trees, who do you think you are?’
“Unfortunately I had to fend for myself and it did not go well. Think the film Taken, with Liam Neeson.”
Earlier the popular comic was all smiles leaving his north London home to perform his first gig since he and his son were attacked by moped thugs on the school run three days ago.
“Morning, lads,” he said to photographers waiting outside his home. “Drama is all over and now it’s back to work. Have a great day.”
Jamie Lorriman McIntyre also appeared to have a new minder taking him to the airport so he could get to Ireland for a gig tonight
As well as a shiny new timepiece, the former Britain’s Got Talent judge also had a new minder to take him to the airport for his show at Dublin’s 3Arena tonight.
Exclusive footage obtained by The Sun showed two black-clad riders menacing the comedian moments after smashing the window of his £125,000 Range Rover on the school run.
Clearly shaken, Michael was seen handing the watch to one thief, who then rejoined his accomplice on the bike and raced off.
A blade could be seen flashing briefly on the video which showed two thieves smashing the driver’s side window of his Range Rover.
Michael was collecting his children from school in the posh area of Hampstead, North West London.
The defiant star yesterday said the “show must go on” and that he was feeling “much better” after the daylight attack.
He told MailOnline: “I’m not sure if I’m going to arrive there on time, but I’m going to get a new watch later.”
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Darren Fletcher – The Sun Thugs smashed his car window in the attack The shocking statistics behind London’s crime epidemic
MOPED crimes are on the up with an average of over fifty being committed on a daily basis. Between January and September last year there were more than 19, 385 ‘moped enabled’ crimes in the capital including thefts and robberies.
London is proving to be a hot bed for the scooter attacks which have gone up 1,000 per cent in three years across the country.
The 19,000 attacks in 2017 have risen from just 1,053 in 2014, with the bikes themselves being stolen to use in the crimes.
Police figures from 2017 showed that around 1,500 mopeds or bikes were stolen in London every month – up to 18,000 a year.
There were 35 youth homicides – a rise of 35 per cent – and an increase of 30 per cent in muggings and 18 per cent in knife crime.
Muswell Hill has also become a hotspot for moped-enabled crime, with 159 such offences in the past five years, including 87 last year.
Motorcycles have been used in crimes such as phone snatches, gem store raids and acid attacks.
The poor security of these vehicles, coupled with their ability to easily mount curbs, is thought to be behind the surge in robberies.
Last month police revealed plans to change pursuit rules to help protect officers who go after suspects on bikes.
He added: “We’re carrying on, but I could do with not driving this car at the minute… Anyway, it’s all fixed.”
A witness, who did not want to be named, said the confrontation described it as “shocking”.
The passerby added: “They pulled up to his car as it was stopped by the side of the road near to some traffic lights, which were green.