Actor and comedian Ade Edmondson was left red-faced after getting stuck out on a ledge cleaning his windows.
Fire crews had to be called to rescue the 64-year-old as he was cleaning his windows at a flat close to Portobello Road in Notting Hill.
A crowd had gathered beneath him to watch the drama as it unfolded.
Dressed casually in a black t-shirt and pale chinos, Ade was left kneeling as he peered over the abyss, a red bucket of water by his side.
The hapless Bottom actor was left pleading for help from onlookers, and finally his cries were heard by 46-year-old Duncan Cumming, who called the emergency services.
Ade later wrote on his social media: "Just trapped myself on a window ledge whilst cleaning the windows. Had to ask passerby to help. Fire brigade came. Small crowd gathered – thoroughly enjoying themselves.
"FB very kind and didn’t snigger too much as they rescued me. How’s your Bank Holiday?" he joked.
Quick-witted fans flocked to respond on Twitter, with one writing: "Hardly as bad as that time you got stuck at the top of the ferris wheel?" in reference to an iconic episode of Bottom.
Another quipped: "Reminds me of the Bottom episode where you [were] trapped on the shop roof with Rik."
While a third added: "At least it’s nice out!"
Good Samaritan Duncan said: "I saw someone on the roof and thought it looked risky – but when I got closer I knew who it was.
"He shouted to me that he was locked out and asked if I would phone for the fire brigade, which of course I did.
"I left once I knew he was okay, but it’s not what you see every day.
"Occasionally in London, you do see famous people out and about – just not usually on a window ledge!" he laughed.
Adrian owns homes in Chagford, Devon, and London, which he shares with his comedian wife Jennifer Saunders.
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Best known for playing Vyvyan in The Young Ones and Eddie in Bottom, Ade’s acting career even catapulted him to Hollywood, as he appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
And that isn’t all – along with being notorious for his partnership with Rik Mayall, Ade has also recently starred in EastEnders as Daniel Cook, and appeared in ITV drama Bancroft as Superintendent Cliff Walker.
He also had a musical career with his folk punk band The Bad Shepherds, and was crowned the winner of Celebrity Masterchef in 2013.
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