Ricky Whittle denies driving charge

Hollyoaks actor Ricky Whittle has appeared in court to deny a charge of dangerous driving.

The 30-year-old, who was runner-up in the last series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, was arrested in November last year after he allegedly struck a photographer with his car.

The incident happened as Whittle left a party for cast members of the Channel Four soap at the Studio Two bar in Liverpool city centre.

Whittle, 30, of Billinge, Wigan, Greater Manchester, appeared before Liverpool Crown Court where he pleaded not guilty to one count of dangerous driving.

He was bailed until his four-day trial begins on Monday, August 9.

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