This is the moment Jason Donovan, wearing headphones, enjoys a chat with Jeremy Vine as they sit on their bikes at a busy London junction, just seconds before the BBC presenter accuses a bus driver of being “too close” to his famous friend to have come”.
The former Neighbors star, 55, can be seen taking off his headphones and asking: “Is that you, Jeremy?” before the pair chat happily, shouting and turning to look at each other as she continued to liven up Drive along Oxford Street.
As Donovan approaches the curb, a London city sightseeing bus turns the corner and comes close to the actor as he continues cycling, prompting Vine to brand the driver “horrible” and shout: “How can “Can he do that? ‘Can the bus get that close to you?’
However, the footage captured and shared by Vine has divided social media users.
While some argued that it was “scary” and the driver had gotten “too close,” others accused the couple of listening to music while cycling and distracting each other in the middle of a busy road.
Jason Donovan (left) is almost hit by a London City sightseeing bus as he cycles down Oxford Street
The Neighbors star takes out his headphones when he sees Jeremy Vine and asks: “Is that you, Jeremy?”
TV presenter Vine is a keen cyclist and has praised the expansion of cycle paths in London
Donovan didn’t seem to mind and instead commented on Vine’s “great helmet,” which has a camera attached to the top to catch careless motorists in the capital.
Reacting to the video, broadcaster Dawn Neesom said: “Surreal on so many levels.” Another said: “I’ve never seen a man care less about almost being hit by a London bus.” Fair play, Jason.’
Others criticized the couple for distracting each other on the street. One said: “Instead of continuing, you end up chatting, which delays progress.” Look at that again, I see a cyclist being distracted by another one wearing a long camera on their head and they decide to chat between the moving 20-ton buses. “One distracts the other and slows him down, then the bus almost runs over him.”
Another added: “Donovan is talking to each other and not concentrating. He has headphones in his ear, can’t hear anything, stops the bus for no reason, realizes it too late, but stops to let the bus pass, so what is the bus doing?” Wait until you both start your conversation about “famous Friends” are finished?
Vine and Donovan then joke about the time the radio star spotted the actor riding his penny farthing near Kensington Palace.
Vine has regularly shared footage of his experiences cycling around the city on social media
Last month, the BBC star surprised a foreign diplomat when he used a mobile phone and boasted: “I don’t have a driving licence” while driving through heavy traffic in west London
Vine has regularly shared footage of his experiences cycling around the city on social media, dealing with road rage and near misses.
Last month, the BBC star surprised a foreign diplomat when he used a mobile phone and boasted: “I don’t have a driving licence” while driving through heavy traffic in west London.
The video shows Vine cycling down Kensington High Street, just inside the front gates of Kensington Palace, when he spots a rider using his mobile phone.
“Look at this guy, he doesn’t even see me,” Vine says.
He catches up to the man and shouts, “Six points for your license,” to which the man replies, “Good boy!” I don’t have a license.
But the driver shows no interest in further conversation and drives away.
A search of the man’s license plate revealed that the vehicle came from Oman. Vine also zooms in on the “D” on the license plate and comments, “I see, D for Diplomat.”