Television presenter and comedian Justin Lee Collins has been ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work after being found guilty of harassing his “vulnerable” former girlfriend.
Sentencing the bearded funnyman the judge told him it should be “humbling work” for someone with such a prominent career in showbusiness.
The trial at St Albans Crown Court heard that Collins, who made his name as a host on Channel 4's The Friday Night Project, was a controlling, jealous boyfriend who was physically violent towards Anna Larke (38).
A spokeswoman for Collins said he was “extremely disappointed” by the verdict and he would be speaking to his lawyers.
Collins did not speak to reporters as he left the court.