TV weatherman Fred Talbot pleads not guilty to child sex charges
TV weather presenter Fred Talbot has pleaded not guilty to nine counts of indecent assault and of one serious sexual assault.
The 64-year-old from Bowdon, Greater Manchester, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1968 and 1983 when he was a teacher.
Four of the alleged victims attended Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and one was at Elgin High in Newcastle.
Mr Talbot was granted bail at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.
Judge Jeffrey Lewis granted bail until a further preliminary hearing at the same court on 27 May.
Mr Talbot will face a trial on 19 January.
His bail conditions are that he must live at his home address and have no contact with witnesses and alleged victims, nor any unsupervised contact with a child.
Mr Talbot is best known for his work on the ITV programme This Morning in the late 1980s and 1990s when it was hosted by Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan.
He was a regular on the floating weather map in Liverpool's Albert Dock.