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TV comedian denies harassing former girlfriend

The comedian Justin Lee Collins is to stand trial for allegedly harassing his former girlfriend.

Mr Collins, 37, of Kew in London, hosted television shows including Channel 4's The Friday Night Project. He has denied putting Anna Larke in "fear of violence" between January and July last year. He appeared at St Albans Crown Court and spoke to confirm his name and to plead not guilty to a charge of harassment, causing fear of violence. The case was adjourned for trial on 24 September.