John Leslie charged with sexual offence – BBC News
12 July 2019 NEWS
Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.
The 54-year-old is accused of committing the assault in Westminster in December 2008, when the victim was 30.
Scotland Yard said Mr Leslie, from Edinburgh, was charged with sexual touching of a woman on 5 June.
He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 25 July.
Mr Leslie began his TV career in 1989 when he became a presenter on BBC’s Blue Peter.
He appeared on the children’s TV show for five years with co-hosts including Caron Keating, Tim Vincent, Anthea Turner, and Diane-Louise Jordan.
He then went on to present ITV’s This Morning and was also a regular host of the Wheel of Fortune game show.