The Channel 7 network has confirmed they’ve parted ways with TV host Andrew O’Keefe, as he prepares to fight a common assault charge.
The 49-year-old was arrested in Randwick in the early hours of Sunday morning, after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at a nearby apartment.
He was charged with one count of common assault, which he’s reportedly set to fight.
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O’Keefe has had a 17-year relationship with Channel 7 across a number of shows, most recently as host of The Chase Australia.
His contract for that is understood to have finished in 2020, but the network has confirmed they have no plans of renewing it.
Channel 7 released the following statement overnight.
“Seven is obviously very concerned to read the reports regarding Andrew O’Keefe. Seven has had a 17-year relationship with Andrew across a number of programs, although he is no longer with the network.
“As this is a police matter before the courts, we cannot comment further.
“The program hosted by Andrew, The Chase Australia, is not currently in production. The program is produced for Seven by ITV Studios Australia. Production will resume soon and a decision about who will host future series is still to be made,” the statement reads.