Former TV presenter Stuart Hall appeared at Preston’s Sessions House to face allegations of child sex offences.
The retired ‘It’s A Knockout’ star attended the preliminary hearing where a timetable was set out for the proceedings against him.
Dressed in a dark blue suit, Hall leaned in towards the dock rail as he confirmed his full name, James Stuart Hall, to the court.
Hall faces allegations of rape and sexual assault between 1967 and 1986 however no charges have yet been formally put to Hall, who lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire.
He is expected to enter formal pleas to the allegations at a plea and case management hearing on April 14.
However, throughout the investigation in the alleged historic sexual offences, the 83-yer-old has maintained his innocence.
He will stand trial at Preston Crown Court on October 2. Hall has been granted bail but ordered to surrender his passport.
He must not have any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 and must reside at his home address for the duartion of the proceedings.
Recorder of Preston Judge Anthony Russell QC warned him: “If you break these conditions you may well find yourself arrested.”
As he left the secure dock, Hall thanked security guards and was led out of court by members of his legal team.