Alan Davies says he ‘saw red’ and bit a man’s ear after grieving at friend’s funeral

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QI star Alan Davies bit Paul McElfatrick’s ear after the funeral of Jonathan Creek producer Verity Lambert in 2007

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Stephen Fry hosts QI alongside panelists Lucy Porter, Ross Noble, Matt Lucas and Alan Davies – 1

Alan Davies has revealed his grief at a pal’s funeral – after which he bit a person’s ear – was deepened as a result of he had been barred from seeing her one final time.

The QI star bit Paul McElfatrick simply after the funeral of Jonathan Creek producer Verity Lambert in 2007.

Present lead Davies, who has beforehand been reluctant to debate the incident, stated: “Jonathan Renwick, who wrote all of Jonathan Creek, rang me and he stated ‘you’re going to need to go now if you wish to see her, it’s that dangerous’.

“And she or he was in hospital in London and I went as rapidly as I may, and I acquired there. And her assistant, who sorted all her affairs – she had no household – stated ‘I can’t allow you to in to see her Alan, I can’t allow you to in, it’s too horrible’.

Alan Davies bit Paul McElfatrick simply after the funeral of Jonathan Creek producer Verity Lambert in 2007



Paul McElfatrick



“So I wrote a be aware to Verity saying how a lot I beloved her and I’m so sorry this was occurring.”

Davies stated the assistant learn his be aware to Lambert, then requested him to offer a eulogy at her funeral.

He stated of the funeral, and wake on the Groucho Membership in London: “I did this eulogy. It was tough. Then there was a really, very lengthy wake and hardly something to eat and I acquired terribly upset and drunk.

“We got here out of there at two o’clock within the morning. After which some bloke on the road was abusive to me and I went and bit him on the ear. Once I acquired residence I stated to Katie ‘I believe I’ve carried out one thing horrible.”

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Alan Davies with QI host Stephen Fry



Following the incident, Davies, who married Katie Maskell in 2007, stated he had not identified McElfatrick was homeless. He stated McElfatrick had been aggressive in the direction of him and referred to as him the C-word amongst different slurs.

He added to the Griefcast podcast: “I went over to have a go at him – shout in his ear… the crimson mist got here down.”

On the time Geordie Paul McElfatrick stated he referred to as Davies the title of his character, Jonathan Creek and added: “I assumed he was going to whisper one thing however his face darkened and he virtually spat the phrases, ‘My title’s Alan. You already know my title – Alan. What’s my title? It’s Alan’.

“Then he instantly went for my left ear. It was extremely painful.”

However he added he would moderately forgive Davis than press prices.

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