Bargain Hunt star to stand trial after being accused of assaulting wife
Posted by  badge Boss on Feb 08
Bargain Hunt star Charles Hanson will be facing trial next year (Picture: PA)

star Charles Hanson will face trial next year against his wife.

The TV auctioneer, 45, first appeared on the series in 2002, in which he acts as an adviser to one of two teams of contestants who buy and sell antiques and attempt to gain a profit.

In the years since he has also made appearances on Flog It!, For What It’s Worth and Antiques Road Trip.

However last year he was the centre of headlines for other reasons when charged with seven alleged offences.

In June police were called to reports of a domestic incident at a property in Derbyshire, after which Hanson was accused of assault occasioning actual bodily harm between May 13 and 17 2020 and engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour between May 2015 and June 2023.

On Wednesday he in front of Judge Shaun Smith KC, where he entered not guilty pleas to controlling or coercive behaviour between 2015 and 2023, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in May 2020 and two counts of assault by beating in 2022 and 2023.

He has been accused of assault and coercive behaviour against his wife (Picture: PA)

The auctioneer previously denied the charges, which relate to his wife Rebecca, at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on January 10.

Hanson appeared in the dock wearing a dark blue suit and a red tie and spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas during the 15-minute hearing.

He was told by the judge he would face a trial lasting between seven and 10 days on February 10 next year.

He has appeared on the BBC series since 2002 (Picture: Mark Laban / Hansons / SWNS)

‘Mr Hanson, I am adjourning your case for trial next year. I have to tell you these things I am about to say,’ he said.

‘You must turn up for the trial, if you do not, you could be sent to prison and the trial could carry on without you.’

Hanson was released on bail with conditions not to go to the family home in Quarndon or to contact his wife.

The father-of-two, who married his wife in August 2012, was reported to have moved out of the family home – worth £1.5 million – last year.

Last year he denied all of the charges (Picture: PA)

In a statement in December, Hanson denied all of the charges and said he had ‘never behaved aggressively or unlawfully towards my family’.

‘We have been through some difficult times in our marriage, and it is extremely sad that this has become a criminal matter,’ he said.

‘I will be co-operating fully with the investigation and legal process.’

It was later reported that Hanson would not be appearing in any BBC shows in the ‘imminent future’ after the charges.