Andrew O’Keefe is arrested: Ex-host of Deal or No Deal spends the night in a police cell after he is accused of breaching a restraining order
- O’Keefe, 51, arrested at 11.30pm on Saturday
- Ex-Deal or No Deal host spent a night in a police cell
Fallen TV host Andrew O’Keefe has spent the night in a police cell after allegedly breaching a restraining order.
The embattled star, 51, was arrested at a unit on Longworth Avenue in Point Piper, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, about 11.30pm on Saturday.
Police will allege he violated the conditions of an apprehended violence order.
O’Keefe (pictured outside court in February) was arrested at a unit on Longworth Avenue in Point Piper, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs
O’Keefe first became a household name while hosting Deal or No Deal (pictured)
O’Keefe was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with one count of contravene a restriction/prohibition of an apprehended violence order – domestic violence.
He was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday.
O’Keefe has been in and out of court in recent years amid a very public battle with drug addiction.
He also spent four months behind bars, on remand, after being charged with assaulting another woman at an apartment on Kent Street in January last year.
O’Keefe became a household name as the host of Deal or No Deal, before landing regular spots on a number of Channel 7 programs – including Weekend Sunrise.
He also hosted Channel 7 quiz program, The Chase, before his contract ended.