The case against comedian Mark Lamarr has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.
The former Never Mind The Buzzcocks host had been charged with common assault and false imprisonment and was due to appear in court on Tuesday.
But a CPS spokesman said: “We have a duty to keep cases under continuing review and, following a further review of this case, we concluded that there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.”
Lamarr, born Mark Jones, was a regular on TV screens in the 1990s when he presented The Word and The Big Breakfast.
The 51-year-old was also a team captain on the comedy panel show Shooting Stars.