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Jonathan Ross punched a goat to protect his son

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Jonathan Ross punched a goat to protect his son

Jonathan Ross punched an angry goat to protect his son.

The 54-year-old chat show host has revealed he was involved in a nasty altercation with the farmyard animal while on a trip to the zoo with his young son Harvey.

He said: "This goat ran, hit [Harvey] full in the chest and sent him flying.

"Before I knew what I had done, I punched that goat and he went right over on his side."

However, while the 'Jonathan Ross Show' host - who also has daughters Betty and Honey with wife Jane Goldman - insists he was simply looking out for the safety of his son, staff at the zoo mistook his reaction for an unprovoked attack on the animal.

Ross explained: "The bloke came over and said, 'Get him out of the pen - he's attacking the goats!'

"I said, 'No, no, the goat's attacking the boy'. They weren't interested in Harvey, they thought I was going on some sort of goat rampage."