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Rebel Wilson Reveals She Was Kidnapped And Held At Gunpoint Overnight In Terrifying Ordeal

Rebel Wilson Reveals She Was Kidnapped And Held At Gunpoint Overnight In Terrifying Ordeal

Rebel Wilson has opened up about being kidnapped and held overnight by armed men.

The 40-year-old comedian made the shock admission to Ant Middleton in their upcoming series Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking, which will air on Sky One.

Speaking candidly about the events, Rebel said she learned she was "good in a crisis" when she was out travelling in rural Mozambique with a group of women, before their vehicle was stopped by men carrying guns.

Rebel made the admission to Ant Middleton for their new series (Credit: Sky UK Ltd)
Rebel made the admission to Ant Middleton for their new series (Credit: Sky UK Ltd)
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"These men came on another truck with a lot of guns. [They pulled up beside us] with the big guns and they were like, 'Yeah, you've got to get off your truck,'" she explained.

Rebel continued that she was so afraid of the women getting separated from one another that she told everyone to link arms during the night so they could sense if someone had gone missing.

"They took us to a house in the middle of nowhere. I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader," she continued.

"They sat us down, and I said, 'Everybody link arms,' because I was petrified in the night that they might want to take one of the girls or something."

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The group was released without anyone being harmed the next morning, but it didn't stop the women from feeling shaken up.

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"The next day they came and said, 'Your truck is ready now. You can go go go,'" Rebel said.

"We didn't ask any questions. We just got back on that truck and got out of there and crossed the South African border a few hours later.

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"I think maybe those guys, maybe, used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck."

The story shocked army hard-man Ant, who replied: "I was expecting you to say, 'Yeah I came face to face with a snake or a spider,' and then you tell me you got kidnapped at gunpoint.

"You need to do a hardcore action movie."

Rebel has been dating billionaire Jacob Busch for a year (Credit: PA Images)
Rebel has been dating billionaire Jacob Busch for a year (Credit: PA Images)
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Rebel also revealed she spent her 2019 looking for love, after choosing to say yes to everyone who asked her out. She has since been dating billionaire Jacob Busch.

"It was part of the rules of that year, not that I told people that was happening. I just had to give lots of people a chance and then I learnt lots about myself," she said.

"I learned to not shut myself off when it comes to love. I had lots of really good friends but I never allowed myself to get into relationships until the last few years.

"Life is short and you really have to go for it."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment News, Celebrity News, TV News, TV & Film, Rebel Wilson, Sky

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at [email protected]