Jonathan Ross punched a goat to protect his son

Jonathan Ross has confessed he punched a goat while on a trip to the zoo with his young son Harvey after the animal charged at his child

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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 shared: "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.

Speaking on an episode of 'Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled', Jonathan explained: "The bloke came over and said, 'Get 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."

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