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  • 8 May 2014, 18:03

Ben Fogle Tells Mugger: 'Enjoy Your Black Eye'

Television presenter Ben Fogle has revealed he fought off a mugger who tried to snatch his briefcase by giving him a black eye.

The serial adventurer wrote on Twitter: "Dear Mr Mugger. You picked on the wrong man. Enjoy the black eye. Love Ben."

The 40-year-old, who presents Storm City on SKY1 HD, received scores of messages of concern from his 105,000 followers on the site.

Fogle thanked fans for their tweets, and used the attention to raise awareness of the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls by Islamist group Boko Haram.

He tweeted: "Thanks for concerned messages. I'm fine. Suit scuffed and knuckles bruised. WAY more importantly #BringBackOurGirls #NigerianSchoolgirls."

Fogle's expeditions include rowing across the Atlantic and racing to the South Pole with Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell.