Comedian Mark Lamarr charged with assault and false imprisonment

Shutterstock Mark Lamarr Celebrities at the studios of Radio 2 London Britain- 08 Apr 2009

Shutterstock Mark Lamarr Celebrities at the studios of Radio 2 London Britain- 08 Apr 2009

The former Never Mind The Buzzcocks host Mark Lamarr has been charged with common assault and false imprisonment.

"He was released on conditional bail and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates" Court on October 2, ' a spokesperson said.

Comedian Mark Lamarr has been charged with assaulting and holding prisoner a woman believed to be an ex.

Lamarr, born Mark Jones, was a regular on TV screens in the 1990s, rising to fame as the host of "The Word", before working as an outdoor presenter on "The Big Breakfast".

Lamarr presented the celebrity BBC music quiz show Never Mind The Buzzcocks between 1996 and 2005.

Lamarr was also a team captain on Reeves and Mortimer's panel show Shooting Stars, where he was relentlessly mocked for being a "Fifties throwback".

He claimed Radio 2 had lost interest in non-mainstream music when he departed in 2010.