Chris Hughes furious NTAs spat sees police investigating assault allegation

Police are investigating an incident which saw Chris Hughes in a brawl with a photographer following Tuesday evening's National Television Awards.

The TV presenter attended the glitzy bash with girlfriend Jesy Nelson, who walked away with the award for Best Factual Programme.

After celebrating the singer's big win, his night soon descended into chaos after he was pictured in a scrap with a photographer outside of London's O2 Arena in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to The Mirror, the bust-up started over claims the cameraman called him a "c***".

It has been reported that police are investigating an assault and damage charge over the photographer's camera in the fiery clash.

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"We can confirm that at 03:52hrs on Wednesday, 29 January, police received a report of an assault and criminal damage following an altercation between two men at Waterview Drive, Greenwich," a Met Police spokesman said.

"The incident is reported to have taken place at a time between 23:00hrs on Tuesday, 28 January and 01:00hrs on Wednesday, 29 January.

"The reported criminal damage relates to photographic equipment. There were no reported injuries.

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"There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue," they concluded.

The altercation took place outside the Intercontinental Hotel in his black tie attire he wore to the event when things took a turn for the worst.

The Essex native soon dropped his bags when he was approached by the snapper and the duo soon became embroiled in a heated fisticuffs.

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Chris' manager tries to break up the scuffle as the reality TV star grab the photographer's coat and started shouting.

Meanwhile, Jesy was spotted waiting in a taxi with a male friend as the drama occurred.

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