Paul O’Grady has claimed he and his husband were victims of homophobic abuse while travelling on a London-bound flight.
Mr O’Grady also claimed his partner was taunted with a sexual jibe, the Sun reported.
The former Blind Date host said: “I stood up and said, ‘You’re lucky we’re not in the street, mate, because you’d be eating your dinner through a straw.’
“He didn’t know I was sitting next to Andre. Then the bonehead was saying something about me thinking I could do whatever I wanted because I was famous.
“He claimed Andre had been looking at him, which was ridiculous. I mean, he was this typical English yob with a beard and a beer belly.”
He added it “could have turned nasty” on board the flight.
The Sun reported that neither Mr O’Grady nor Mr Portasio pressed charges.