Jeremy McConnell pleads NOT GUILTY to assaulting Stephanie Davis

He and his baby mamma are still together

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Reality TV star Jeremy McConnell has denied assaulting girlfriend Stephanie Davis.

The Celebrity Big Brother contestant pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage when he appeared at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

However, he denied a charge of assault by beating.

The 27-year-old is accused of assaulting former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie during an incident at a property in Rainhill, Merseyside, on March 10.

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Jeremy, of Swords, Dublin, admitted damaging property under the value of £5,000 belonging to Stephanie.

Stephanie Davis
Steph is the alleged victim (Credit: PA)

He appeared in court wearing a black suit and white open-necked shirt.

Magistrates adjourned the case to August 7, when Jeremy will stand trial.

Stephanie was not in court for the hearing.

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The couple first got together after appearing as fellow contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, months after Stephanie finished a five-year run playing Sinead O’Connor in Hollyoaks.

She first came into the public eye when she took part in the BBC talent-spotting show Over The Rainbow in 2010.

Jeremy McConnell (Peter Byrne/PA)
Jez leaving court in Liverpool (Credit: PA)

Speaking outside court, Jeremy told reporters he and the actress were still together and the couple’s baby was “doing well”.

Jeremy has recently left rehab, where he successfully participated in a programme to help with drink and drug issues.

Stephanie has publicly supported her beau and praised him for tackling his demons head on.