Former 'EastEnders' star Aaron Sidwell threatened by 'little kid with a bread knife'

Aaron Sidwell has said he was threatened by a "kid" with a "breadknife". (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Ex-EastEnders star Aaron Sidwell has divulged that he was threatened by a "little kid" with a "bread knife" on Wednesday.

The actor, who played Steven Beale on the BBC soap, shared on his social media channels that he had been accosted while returning home from the gym.

Posting to Instagram stories, he said: "I was just walking back from the gym, the same way I always go, every single day, and some little kid pulled a bread knife out on me.

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"Like, what are you doing? We live in Kent, the Garden of England, you little t***. Why are you walking around [with] a bread knife?"

He went on to warn followers of children on half term "scaring people" because "they're a little bit bored".

Sidwell relayed the incident in a tweet too as he posted: "Just had a kid pull what looked like a bread knife on me as I walked back from the gym.

"Clearly a kid on half term as I never see him around. Ffs! Stupid wanna be gangsta!"

The 31-year-old left his role on EastEnders in 2017 when his character was killed off.

He'd first appeared on the programme from 2007 to 2008 before returning between 2016 and 2017.

He's also enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in a UK tour of Wicked after departing the long-running programme.

Last year saw him star as Henry V in the Shakespeare play of the same name at the Barn Theatre as well as playing Macduff in Macbeth for The Shakespeare Project.