Lee Ryan has reportedly been arrested after acting ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ during a flight from Glasgow to London City Airport on Sunday.
The Blue singer, 39, was alleged to have assaulted cabin crew when they refused to serve him an alcoholic drink before being handcuffed after the plane landed.
It is alleged that the staff radioed ahead, causing a police van to meet the former Celebrity Big Brother contestant on the runway as police boarded the British Airways flight.
Oops: Lee Ryan has reportedly been arrested after acting ‘intimidating’ and ‘crazy’ during a flight from Glasgow to London City Airport on Sunday (pictured in 2019)
He is said to have spent the night in a cell after being arrested on suspicion of public order violations, but has since been released after noon pending further investigation.
One passenger, who claimed the incident delayed the flight by 20 minutes, told The Sun: “He became aggressive towards the flight attendants when it became clear that he would not be getting alcohol.
“At one point he left his seat and started pacing up and down the aisle despite being told to sit down — he even ran behind the cabin crew curtains. It was insane behaviour.’
Another said: ‘The way he acted was really intimidating.’
Oh my gosh: The Blue singer, 39, is said to have been abusive to cabin crew on a British Airways flight when they refused to serve him an alcoholic drink before he was handcuffed after landing (stock image from BA plane)
Lee’s representative declined to comment when TBEN contacted him.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told TBEN: ‘On Sunday, July 31, around 1640, officers encountered a flight that had arrived from Glasgow at London City Airport.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested for a public order violation. He was taken into custody at a police station in East London and released the following day after an investigation.’
Error: Staff were alleged to be radioing ahead, causing a police van to meet the former CBB competitor on the runway as police boarded the British Airways flight (pictured in 2019)
Lee has previously spoken about his struggle with alcohol, having described himself as a “good alcoholic” for a decade.
Lee, who has appeared on Celebs Go Dating, shared in 2019 how he still drinks socially, but not “inside.”
In April, it was revealed that Lee’s company has gone bankrupt with debts totaling £69,000.
Lee Bee Ltd was voluntarily wound up due to the massive sum, which included an estimated £15,000 to HMRC and £50,000 to Metro Bank.
The company, founded in 2019, has no money to pay out to its creditors and was dissolved by liquidator Stuart Rathmell on March 17.
The debts also include £4,000 owed to the Blue singer, 38, who is the sole director.
TBEN contacted a representative of Lee for comment at the time.
Oh no! He is said to have spent the night in a cell after being arrested on suspicion of public order violations, but has since been released after noon, pending further investigation (photo in 2017)
Married: In March it was revealed that he had secretly married his girlfriend of two years Verity Paris after moving to Spain – they share a daughter
According to the records, his only other active company Catch A Dream Productions Ltd filed bills on March 23, exposing debts of £2,175.
Lee moved to Spain with his girlfriend Verity Paris in 2020 after seeing the work in this country dry up.
In March, it was revealed that he had secretly married his two-year-old girlfriend Verity.
The couple, who welcomed a daughter in August last year, whose name they have not shared publicly, tied the knot in an intimate and romantic ceremony.
Lee moved to Spain last year to start a family with Verity, 31, and the couple said I Do at a registry office in Gibraltar.
Newlywed Lee told The Sun: “I’ve finally met someone who loves me and supports me in everything I do.
“Verity is a beautiful, strong and loving woman that I cherish, and I am a lucky man to have such a wonderful mother to my child, and now a woman in her.
“I’ve never been so calm and grounded and I owe it to Verity. I am the happiest I have ever been in my life because of the wonderful family life I have now.”
In addition to his daughter with Verity, Lee is also father to daughter Bluebell, 13, who he shares with ex Jessica Keevil, and son Rayn, 12, whose mother is his ex-fiancée, Samantha Miller.
The couple moved into a beachfront apartment on the Costa del Sol in 2020, with the duo admitting they now have a “better quality of life” and “new life”.
Lee admitted that after living in London for 20 years, he now enjoys scenic walks along the coastline and ‘sea air’
Band: Lee, whose early 2000s boy band Blue sold more than 14 million records worldwide, was pictured last month with band members Antony Costa, Duncan James and Simon Webbe