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Former Geordie Shore star has trial for GBH postponed after lawyer quits

The reality star allegedly punched a girl outside Powerhouse nightclub last year. Photo: PA

Former Geordie Shore star Chantelle Connelly has appeared in court after allegedly attacking a girl in a bar following a spat over a man.

The reality TV star was due to stand trial on Thursday 4 May, after she allegedly punched a girl outside Powerhouse nightclub in Newcastle on October 29 last year.

However, the case was adjourned after the 27-year-old, of Weldon Crescent, Newcastle, turned up with no-one to represent her.

She told Chair of the Bench Sarah Cuthbert:

This is a big thing.

It is my career and I feel like I need a solicitor here.

My career is on the line today."

– Former Geordie Shore star Chantelle Connelly
The reality TV star was due to stand trial on Thursday 4 May Credit: PA

The alleged victim suffered a fractured wrist and needed stitches to her face after the attack and the TV personality pleaded not guilty to GBH at an earlier hearing.

Prosecutor Sarah O'Neill contested the application for adjournment, stating that trials are usually only adjourned in cases of severe illness or bereavement.

Defence barrister Michael Crowe, who arrived part-way through the hearing, said:

It is a fundamental change in circumstances.

For her to be represented today is in the interest of justice.

But I don't know this case, all I know is that she is charged with a section 20.

I know her family and they have asked for my help.

There is little I can do today."

– Defence barrister Michael Crowe

Chair of the Bench Sarah Cuthbert adjourned the trial until June 23.