He is enjoying a major profile boost thanks to roles in recent films 'Saltburn' and 'Priscilla', but actor Jacob Elordi has hit headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The Australian actor has become involved in a police investigation after allegedly assaulting a radio host who approached him in a beer garden outside a hotel in Sydney.

British radio presenter Joshua Fox told his listeners that he filmed himself asking Elordi for some of his bathwater for his radio co-host as a joke - a reference to Barry Keoghan's character drinking Elordi's semen-riddled bathwater in 'Saltburn' - when the actor reacted angrily.

Fox told his Instagram followers: "He says 'Hey, are you filming? Can you not?' And I go 'Yeah, that's fine'." He then kinda gets up in my face. So close, you know, someone standing over you and he's like taller than me. I could have kissed him he was that close.

"So I'm backed against this wall, he's right in my face... Jacob demands I delete the footage, and I say, 'yeah, that's fine', because we are not going to use it, the joke didn't land."

Fox said that he then felt "uncomfortable" about deleting the footage, when Elordi "pushes me against the wall and his hands are on my throat".

The breakfast radio host said that someone had made a complaint to police on his behalf and that he hoped they could "move on" from the incident.

New South Wales police released a statement saying: "Officers attached to Eastern Beaches Police Area Command are investigating after a man was allegedly assaulted outside a hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. Police were told about 3.30pm on Saturday 3 February 2024, a 32-year-old man was allegedly assaulted by a 26-year-old man. The man did not sustain any injuries. Inquiries into the incident is continuing."

Elordi has not commented publicly on the alleged incident.