John Bishop crashes car after 'big chicken' causes road havoc

Watch: John Bishop crashes car after he swerves to avoid another vehicle

John Bishop was left stranded beside the road on the hottest day of the year after crashing his car in Wales.

The 54-year-old comedian and new Doctor Who cast member joked about being in the back of a police car as friendly officers gave him a lift to catch a ferry to Ireland after missing his original crossing.

Bishop joked on Instagram: "I'm in the back of a police car! But for good reasons. These guys are helping me out."

John Bishop shared a picture of his crashed car. (Instagram)
John Bishop shared a picture of his crashed car. (Instagram)

He explained: "I was driving to catch a ferry to Ireland when something happened!! To avoid a car that was swerving to avoid a 'big chicken' as I overtook I ended up like this. Nobody was hurt thanks to @landrover_uk being brilliant and no oncoming traffic.

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"I missed my ferry but went on as a foot passenger on a later one thank to James and Tony from @dyfedpowyspolice. Amazing how helpful people can be when you need them and thanks to the other drivers for staying including Andrew who I think sadly hit the 'big chicken' anyway."

The stand-up star later added: "A very, very eventful day – eventually arriving in Ireland, without a car!

"It's been a long time since I've been here. I look forward to it."

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The former footballer – who previously announced he is going on tour in September this year – contracted COVID in December, and admitted it had left him "wiped out".

John Bishop performs during the Teenage Cancer Trust comedy night, at the Royal Albert Hall, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
John Bishop was given a lift by police after crashing his car on his way to Ireland. (Getty Images)

The father-of-three said at the time: “This has been the worst illness I have ever had.

“Incredible headaches, muscle and joint point, no appetite, nausea, dizziness, chronic fatigue like I didn't know existed.

“My wife and I are fit non-smokers and this has wiped us out.”

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