By Mark Duell for MailOnline
Published: 11:35 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 15:01 BST, 12 July 2019
Former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie is pictured in Edinburgh in June 2018
TV presenter John Leslie today insisted he was 'totally innocent' after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a nightclub.
The former Blue Peter host, who lives in Edinburgh, allegedly attacked a 30-year-old woman in London's Soho more than a decade ago in December 2008.
Leslie, 54, will face one charge of sexual assault when he appears at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 25.
Leslie told the Evening Standard: 'I am totally innocent of the historic allegation and will be contesting the trial'.
He was charged by postal requisition more than five weeks ago on June 5 over the alleged offence on Greek Street, but the details only emerged