Line Of Duty star Stephen Graham has said he was nicknamed "Animal" after nearly breaking Leonardo DiCaprio's leg with in a golf cart crash.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Graham, who had become friends with DiCaprio, said the pair were working together when the incident occurred.

DiCaprio had been driving the golf cart, but when Graham asked for a turn at the wheel it nearly led to a serious injury.

Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Graham said his fellow actor nevertheless declared his love after the crash.

"We became really good mates," he recalls. "Two days before we're due to start work he's driving around in this golf cart and I've asked him if I can have a go.

"I'm driving this golf cart straight down the hill and we've come to a corner, and I've looked at DiCaprio and, as I've turned the corner, I've hit a brick and the golf cart started to tip.

"It's gone in slow motion and, as it's gone, his leg's underneath. It looked like it was going to land on his foot. And then he just pulled it in and it hit the floor.

"We got up and he said: 'You could have broken my leg'. I was going: 'I'm so sorry'. He said 'I love you, man'. He gave me the nickname 'Animal' from that moment on."

The Jonathan Ross Show airs on ITV on Saturday, May 4 at 9:15pm, and on Virgin Media Two on Sunday May 5 at midnight. 

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