An amateur actor has appeared in court charged with stalking Northern Ireland presenter Christine Lampard over three years.
It was alleged that Christof King (39) "bombarded her with tweets" and turned up at her family home uninvited.
He is accused of causing the Newtownards-born star serious alarm or distress which had an adverse effect on her usual day-to-day activities.
The charge states that between January 2015 and October this year King sent distressing tweets, letters, and made unwarranted visits to Mrs Lampard's £10m home in Chelsea, south west London.
King appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday to face a charge of stalking the 38-year-old.
The TV star, formerly known as Christine Bleakley, changed her name after marrying former England and Chelsea player Frank Lampard in December 2015.
King, of Mowbray Road, Brent, north west London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court and indicated a not guilty plea, electing a jury trial at crown court. His bail conditions state he must not contact directly or indirectly Christine or former footballer Frank Lampard, and he must not enter the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. They also state he must not attend the home of the Lampards, and he must not attend any private or public function at which it is advertised the couple are due to attend.
King has appeared as an extra in a series of low-rent productions, student films and in Secret Cinema shows, which combine live performances with movie screenings. He is due to next appear at Isleworth Crown Court on December 11.