Two BBC presenters known as the Richard and Judy of radio had

first_imgTony Wadsworth, 69, and his wife Julie Mr Wadsworth also pleaded not guilty to ten charges of indecent assault against seven boys aged under 18 between September 1992 and August 1999.It was alleged that he watched as his wife, who denies 12 charges of the same offence, sexually assaulted the youngsters.The court also heard that Mr Wadsworth “kept watch having in possession a camera” and on another occasion he committed a sex act.On Thursday, Mr Wadsworth, dressed in a dark blue suit with a purple tie, and his wife, who wore a black suit and red high-heels, spoke only to deny the charges.A three-week trial has been listed for May 15 at the same court – the date of Mrs Wadsworth’s 60th birthday.Both defendants, who also previously worked for BBC Radio WM in Birmingham, were granted bail on the condition they did not have unsupervised contact with any children under the age of 18, apart from family members, and that they stand down from any charity work which may involve under 18s. Addressing the pair, Judge Andrew Lockhart QC said: “You will face trial before this court on the May 15.”You must serve your defence case statements by April 10.”You must attend the trial. If you do not, then the trial may take place in your absence, which would be most unfortunate.”Previously a BBC spokesman said: “Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer remain off air.”We understand the charges do not relate to their conduct or position at the BBC.”This is an ongoing criminal process and we cannot comment any further.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Two BBC presenters known as the “Richard and Judy of radio” had sex against a tree at a park in full view of children, a court heard.Credit:PA/PA Two BBC presenters known as the “Richard and Judy of radio” had sex against a tree at a park in full view of children, a court heard.​Veteran broadcaster Tony Wadsworth, 69, and his wife Julie, 59, are accused of having sex in front of a group of teenage boys in public on five different occasions during the 1990s.They denied five counts of outraging public decency between July 1992 and June 1996 at Warwick Crown Court.The couple, who work for BBC Leicester and are known as the “Richard and Judy of local radio”, were initially charged with the offences last May after being off-air for four months.last_img read more