Paul O’Grady has revealed he squared as much as a homophobic thug who launched a tirade of abuse in the direction of his husband whereas travelling on a London-bound British Airways flight on Sunday. 

The TV presenter, 63, was left livid when he witnessed the passenger model his associate Andre Portasio a ‘f***ing q***r’ and taunted him with a sexual jibe.

Paul, who was flying again after a romantic vacation in Bangkok with ballet dancer Andre, 37, added issues might ‘have simply turned nasty’ if the person hadn’t been faraway from enterprise class by the cabin crew after his homophobic outburst.

Furious: Paul O'Grady has revealed he squared up to a homophobic thug who launched a tirade of abuse towards his husband while travelling on a London-bound BA flight on Sunday

Furious: Paul O'Grady has revealed he squared up to a homophobic thug who launched a tirade of abuse towards his husband while travelling on a London-bound BA flight on Sunday

Livid: Paul O’Grady has revealed he squared as much as a homophobic thug who launched a tirade of abuse in the direction of his husband whereas travelling on a London-bound BA flight on Sunday

He instructed The Solar: ‘I stood up and mentioned, “you are fortunate we’re not on the street, mate, since you’d be consuming your dinner via a straw”.

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‘He did not know I used to be sitting subsequent to Andre, then the bonehead was saying one thing about me considering I might do no matter I needed as a result of I used to be well-known.

‘He claimed Andre had been him which was ridiculous, I imply, he was this typical English yob with a beard and a beer stomach.’

Shocking: The TV presenter, 63, was left furious when he witnessed the passenger brand his partner Andre Portasio a 'f***ing q***r' and taunted him with a sexual jibe (pictured together in January)

Shocking: The TV presenter, 63, was left furious when he witnessed the passenger brand his partner Andre Portasio a 'f***ing q***r' and taunted him with a sexual jibe (pictured together in January)

Surprising: The TV presenter, 63, was left livid when he witnessed the passenger model his associate Andre Portasio a ‘f***ing q***r’ and taunted him with a sexual jibe (pictured collectively in January)

Paul went on to say it might have ‘turned nasty’ however after swift motion from the cabin crew, the person was ejected from enterprise class and was pulled apart by police upon the flight’s arrival at Heathrow. 

The comic revealed he had declined to press costs on the person following the incident. 

Paul and Andre have been fortunately married for greater than a 12 months, after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony which reportedly included performing nice Ian McKellen, comic Julian Clary and actor-turned-politician Michael Cashman.

Confrontation: Paul said: 'I stood up and said, "you're lucky we're not in the street, mate, because you'd be eating your dinner through a straw"

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Confrontation: Paul said: 'I stood up and said, "you're lucky we're not in the street, mate, because you'd be eating your dinner through a straw"

Confrontation: Paul mentioned: ‘I stood up and mentioned, “you are fortunate we’re not on the street, mate, since you’d be consuming your dinner via a straw”

Paul, who discovered large fame as his drag alter ego Lily Savage, revealed his relationship with ballet dancer and trainer Andre in his 2012 biography, the place he mentioned: ‘Our relationship simply crept up on us.

‘It took us unexpectedly after we have been least anticipating it.’

The couple, who began courting in 2001, share two kids however reside aside. O’Grady has mentioned that’s the key to their profitable relationship because it means, ‘whenever you’ve had sufficient, you’ll be able to say; “I’ll see you, I’m off”‘. 

On Paul and Andre’s marriage ceremony certificates it cites the star’s earlier marriage was ‘dissolved’, in reference to his 1977 comfort marriage to Portuguese mannequin Teresa Fernandez which led to 2005.

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Paul married Theresa after her household pressured her to marry, as he revealed to Lady journal in 2011: ‘Theresa, I name her the lesbian Portuguese barmaid, was pretty. She seemed like David Cassidy.

Final 12 months, in an interview with Radio Occasions when requested about love and its significance, he mentioned: ‘It hasn’t been the driving power.

‘For lots of people that’s all they’re searching for, love and a cheerful ending. It’s definitely not been for me. Little bit of a lone wolf, to inform you the reality. All the time have been.’

British Airways instructed MailOnline: ‘We won’t tolerate abuse below any circumstances on our flight and can at all times ask the police to attend any conditions when our crew deem it essential.’

Loved-up: Paul and Andre have been happily married for more than a year, after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony

Loved-up: Paul and Andre have been happily married for more than a year, after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony

Liked-up: Paul and Andre have been fortunately married for greater than a 12 months, after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony

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