Ade Edmondson rescued by fire crews after getting into a spot of bother cleaning his windows

Actor Ade Edmondson has been pictured hitting rock bottom after being rescued by fire crews - for getting stuck while cleaning his windows. (Duncan Cumming/SWNS)
Actor Ade Edmondson has been pictured hitting rock bottom after being rescued by fire crews - for getting stuck while cleaning his windows. (Duncan Cumming/SWNS)

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Actor Ade Edmondson has been pictured hitting rock bottom after being rescued by fire crews - for getting stuck while cleaning his windows.

The hapless celebrity was photographed stuck on a ledge pleading for help from passer-bys.

His calls were heard by Duncan Cumming, 46, who phoned the fire brigade who sent a crew to to Ade's rescue.

The 64-year-old TV star later shared his ordeal on social media and said a small crowd had gathered to watch the drama unfold.

Ade, who is famous for his roles in hits including The Young Ones and Bottom, wrote: "Just trapped myself on a window ledge whilst cleaning the windows.

"Had to ask passerby to fetch help. Fire Brigade came. Small crowd gathered - thoroughly enjoying themselves.

“Fire brigade very kind and didn’t snigger too much as they rescued me. How’s your Bank Holiday?”

The hapless celebrity was photographed stuck on a ledge pleading for help from passer-bys. (Duncan Cumming/SWNS)
The hapless celebrity was photographed stuck on a ledge pleading for help from passer-bys. (Duncan Cumming/SWNS)

The comedian owns homes in Chagford, Devon, and in London with his actor and comedian wife Jennifer Saunders.

And a picture taken by Mr Cumming showed the moment Ade realised he was trapped on the roof of his London home.

Mr Cumming said he was out for a stroll in the capital city when he spotted the bizarre situation and recognised Ade from the TV.

He 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 ok, 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!"