Comedian Jim Davidson has offered his support to N-Dubz singer Dappy by attending his trial at Chelmsford Magistrates Court.
The musician, appearing in court under his real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, is accused of attacking a man in the early hours of February 27th.
He and veteran comedian Davidson became friends after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year, with Davidson pipping Dappy to win the show.
Davidson said: "Dappy is a good friend of mine, we became close on Big Brother. I don't know what's happened in this case but I'm just here to show him my support."
Dappy has pleaded not guilty to one count of assault by beating.