Anthea Turner’s new fiancé once bit a police officer during a wild magic mushrooms trip.
Mark Amstrong, who proposed to the former Blue Peter presenter in Rome, tried the hallucinogenic drug at a New Year’s party.
The business tycoon, 55, was at his home in
Anthea Turner’s new fiancé Mark Armstrong bit a police officer during a wild magic mushrooms trip at a New Year’s Eve party
The former Blue Peter presenter was set up on a blind date with her fiancé Mark Armstrong just seven weeks ago
He went outside feeling peculiar and ended up assaulting a passerby who was trying to help, according to
Police were called to the scene and Mark then proceeded to bite an officer.
Prosecutor Robert Simpson said earlier this year: ‘Police officers arrived and he (Armstrong) went completely berserk.’
He admitted assault and affray and was given a suspended six-week jail sentence.
Mark’s lawyer Kieron Galvin said he put the magic mushrooms into a pot of tea.
The business tycoon (left, pictured with Anthea and Lizzie Cundy), 54, was at his home in London with friends at the turn of the year when he partook in the drug
Armstrong, who proposed to Anthea in Rome, admitted assault and affray and was given a suspended six-week jail sentence
He said: ‘He had never taken them before. He appreciates the people were trying to help.
‘He didn’t understand what he was doing. He bitterly regrets it.’
Anthea Turner’s engagement comes seven years on from her split from ex-husband Grant Bovey in 2013 – after he cheated on her with a woman half her age.
The pair were set up by her best friend Lizzie Cundy almost two months ago – and despite being nervous to meet face-to-face, the connection was instant.
Lizzie told MailOnline: ‘Mark is smitten. He’s a very funny, jolly guy from a very rich Italian family.’
Overjoyed: The TV personality is said to be ‘smitten’ with business tycoon Mark
The pair were set up by her best friend Lizzie Cundy almost two months ago – and despite being nervous to meet face-to-face, the connection was instant