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Campaign to drop Justin Lee Collins

Justin Lee Collins Credit: ITV Anglia

A campaign has begun to persuade Channel 5 to drop a rumoured £100,000 offer to Justin Lee Collins to appear in Celebrity Big Brother.

In October the comedian was convicted of harassing his ex-girlfriend Anna Larke, from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, and sentenced to 140 hours of community service.

Channel 5 said today that they can't confirm the celebrity line-up before the programme is broadcast.

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Jury continue deliberations in TV comic case

A jury at St Albans Crown Court will continue its deliberations today in the trial of television presenter Justin Lee Collins.

Mr Collins leaving court on Saturday 6th October Credit: PA

Mr Collins is accused of subjecting his ex girlfriend Anna Larke from Hitchin to domestic and emotional abuse. He denies all charges.

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