Chris Huhne has hired Harry Redknapp's legal team to fight allegations that the former energy secretary perverted the course of justice.
It all stems from a claim that he asked his ex-wife Vicky Pryce to take penalty points after a speeding offence in Essex back in 2003 on his behalf.
The trial is expected to start in the summer.
More top news
Any residual evening showers should die out. Clear spells at first, and turning chilly in places. Lows of 9 deg C (48 deg F).
A woman has died in a house fire in Heacham in West Norfolk.
Some sunny spells this afternoon but scattered showers are likely later. Highs of 19 deg C (66 deg F).