The former Coronation Street star was on a night out at a music show near Johannesburg when 8 armed men burst in demanding money.
Halfway through the performance I saw guards walking through the theatre and then the lights went on, she says. One of the performers said: Dont worry, but were in the middle of a robbery.'
The actress had just finished work on the latest series of ITV drama Wild at Heart. 'It was supposed to be a night out to celebrate finishing filming, but it went horribly wrong,' she tells the Daily Record.
Lucy-Jo, 25, says she and other theatregoers barricaded themselves into a room backstage until police finally arrived to arrest the robbers.
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