Chris O’Dowd got seriously narky with Gatwick Airport on Twitter


We've all been there. You're off on your holidays and head off to the airport, only to emerge through the security area an hour later seriously frazzled and minus your aerosol deodorant, hair straighteners AND that expensive green smoothie you'd forgotten to drink while checking in.

Know the feeling? It turns out you're not the only one.

Actor Chris O'Dowd might have made it to the big time, but that doesn't mean he's free from the clutches of airport security… and neither is his two-month-old baby boy Art, who he welcomed with wife Dawn O'Porter back in February.

Chris was flying out of Gatwick Airport yesterday with little Art, and took to Twitter to express his annoyance after a run-in with security staff.

"Thanks Gatwick security! Some might think body-searching a baby and binning his bottle was over zealous and weird, but not me!" he wrote, adding the hashtag #ScaryBaby.

The Bridesmaids star seems like a fairly chilled out guy, but travelling with a newborn is never going to be easy and it sounds like Chris really got the brunt of the bad luck yesterday.

Chris' followers were quick to respond with jokes and tales of similar situations.

"@BigBoyler Just because you were happy to let your baby drink from it, doesn't mean it wasn't a liquid explosive. #WorldsGoneDaft" wrote one fan. "@BigBoyler Got pulled aside last year. Why? Traces of explosives on my 2 year olds pram. Forgot we'd been keeping our semtex there!!!" another added.

Chris and Dawn have been getting to grips with parenthood over the last couple of months and although no pictures of little Art have emerged yet, Chris did provide fans with this brilliant "mock-up" of his new arrival's face shortly after the birth.

Maybe it was the fact that your baby has a beard and full head of hair that put the Gatwick staff on edge, Chris?!