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Lee Collins 'shocked' by charges

Justin Lee Collins has said he is "shocked and upset" after being charged with harassing an ex-girlfriend.

The Friday Night Project host will appear before magistrates next week over allegations of causing his former partner "fear of violence".

Collins, 37, who is appearing in West End show Rock Of Ages, was released on bail after being charged by officers at Watford police station on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the Bristolian comic said he will deny the charge.

"He is shocked and upset by the allegations," she said.

"He is unable to comment on the circumstances and the events to which the charge relate because of the proceedings, but he is confident that he will prove his innocence."

He is due to appear on bail at St Albans Magistrates' Court on December 22.

A Hertfordshire Police statement said: "Police can confirm that Justin Lee Collins, aged 37 and from London, has been charged at Watford police station with Section 4 harassment (causing fear of violence)."

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