Dave Lee Travis 'a jolly great chap to work with'

The elder Chuckle Brother, Barry Elliott, described former DJ Dave Lee Travis as a "jolly great chap to work with" whilst appearing as a defence witness in his trial for sexual charges. Appearing at London's Southwark Crown Court, Mr Elliott said he could not recall the alleged offences. He said:

He was fine as far as I can recall. He was fine. He was great. I mean everybody seemed to get on.

Asked if he remembered Travis ever "struggling" with a young female in his dressing room, Mr Elliott said:

I don't remember that no. If it was something serious we probably would, but I don't remember anything like that at all.

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Jurors at the trial of Dave Lee Travis have been urged to forget about his fame and treat him as a "normal member of the public", during the prosecution's closing speech. He denies 13 charges of indecent assault and one of sexual assault.