Ryan Ruckledge was beaten up
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 January 2017
Ryan Ruckledge and his partner Hughie Maughan were involved in a vicious attack in Dublin over the weekend
Ryan Ruckledge and his partner Hughie Maughan were beaten in a vicious homophobic attack in Ireland in the early hours of Sunday (29.01.17) morning.
The 'Big Brother' star and his fiancé were left fearing for their lives yesterday when they were targeted by a gang of men on Dame Street, Dublin, as they left a nightclub.
Speaking to the Irish Sun newspaper, Hughie said: "It was absolutely terrifying. These men recognised us from TV and one of them said something to Ryan, who said something back. The guy then just hit Ryan in the face. I ran over to help and the other guys then jumped on me. They were shouting all these homophobic things at us. They were really horrible, horrible people shouting all these names at us.
"They must have had me by my hair as I've got a huge lump of hair missing and a lump on my head. Ryan got a cut over his eye and his foot feels broken because we ended up on the ground. I think it's terrible in 2017. Two men can get attacked on the streets of Dublin just for their sexuality. I was terrified so we are both just relieved to be OK, it could have been a lot worse. We will probably go up to the hospital now."
Following the assault, the pair are planning to jet abroad to Tenerife, Spain, later this week to start a fresh away from the winter weather in Ireland and boozy nights out.
Ryan tweeted: "Moving to Tenerife on Thursday with Hughie so excited."
It seems like their relationship is moving at the speed of light as they got engaged in the summer last year after they met on the 2016 version of 'Big Brother'.
Ryan said at the time: "So the cats out the bag me and @hughie_maughan are officially engaged! So happy and can't wait for the future #biggaygypsywedding ?? (sic)."
Hughie, 22, also tweeted: "FINALLY me and ryan can announce that we are officially ENGAGED! We are so happy and everythin feels right, huge hi five 2 the doubters (sic)."