John Leslie due in court charged with sexual assault

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Former TV presenter John Leslie is due to appear in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago.

The former Blue Peter and This Morning presenter, 54, is said to have committed the assault in Soho, central London, when the alleged victim was aged 30.

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Leslie, from Edinburgh, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with a single count of sexual assault on December 5 2008.

The charge relates to the alleged sexual touching of a woman in Greek Street.

Leslie, real name John Leslie Stott, joined Blue Peter in 1989 and remained with the show until 1994.

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In 1998 he took over from Bradley Walsh as the main presenter of game show Wheel Of Fortune, before joining This Morning a year later.

He was replaced on the morning show by Phillip Schofield in 2002.

Between 2012 and 2016, Leslie had short stints as a radio DJ in Scotland with Castle FM and Bauer Radio.

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