Former TV Presenter Stuart Hall is to enter pleas to allegations of rape and sexual assault at Preston Crown Court today.
The former It’s A Knockout presenter stands charged with 15 historic counts of rape and a single count of indecent assault.
The father-of-two, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, will appear before High Court judge Mr Justice Turner.
It is understood the allegations relate to two girls and date back to the 1970s when the girls were aged between 11 and 16 years old.
Hall was a popular football pundit and familiar face on Granada TV throughout the 1970s and 80s.