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Channel Seven Ryan Phelan charged after assaulting girlfriend Chelsea Franklin

TV presenter Ryan Phelan is charged with allegedly assaulting his ballet teacher girlfriend at their $2.16million home – just days before his afternoon news show got the axe

  • Phelan allegedly assaulted Chelsea Frankling at their Sydney home on Saturday 
  • The 45-year-old, who has been dating Ms Franklin since 2018, was granted bail
  • Phelan’s Channel 7 program The Daily Edition announced it was being axed
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Former Channel Seven presenter Ryan Phelan has been charged over an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend Chelsea Franklin.

Phelan, 45, allegedly assaulted the 44-year-old ballet teacher on Saturday night at their $2.16 million home in Frenchs Forest, in Sydney’s northern beaches. 

He presented himself at Manly Police Station just after 8pm on Monday and was interviewed by detectives. 

Phelan, 45, allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Chelsea Franklin on Saturday night at their $2.16 million home in Frenchs Forest, in Sydney’s northern beaches 

The alleged incident comes just says after Phelan's Channel 7 program The Daily Edition announced it was being axed. Pictured with co-host  Sally Obermeder

The alleged incident comes just says after Phelan’s Channel 7 program The Daily Edition announced it was being axed. Pictured with co-host  Sally Obermeder 

Earlier this year, Phelan and Ms Franklin purchased their lavish Frenchs Forest home

Earlier this year, Phelan and Ms Franklin purchased their lavish Frenchs Forest home

He was later charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and is set to go before a court on 30.

NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia a 45-year-old man had been charged. 

‘On Saturday 20 June 2020 a 44-year-old woman attended Frenchs Forest Police station to report an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred at her home in Frenchs Forest,’ they said in a statement.

‘Police commenced investigations and today (Monday 22 June 2020), arrested a 45-year-old man.

‘He has been charged at Manly Police Station with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), common assault (DV).’ 

The alleged incident comes just days after Phelan’s Channel 7 program The Daily Edition announced it was being axed.

The final episode of The Daily Edition – an afternoon entertainment program – will air on Friday. 

Seven Director of News and Public Affairs Craig McPherson said in a statement: ‘The Daily Edition found its way onto the TV landscape seven years ago and has performed exceptionally over that time.

‘Sadly though, the economics of today and associated cost pressures across the entire industry has led to this decision.

Phelan previously enjoyed a whirlwind two-month romance with former escort Samantha X (right)

Phelan previously enjoyed a whirlwind two-month romance with former escort Samantha X (right) 

‘I want to thank co-hosts Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan and the talented production team for all their efforts.’ 

Earlier this year Phelan and Ms Franklin purchased their lavish Frenchs Forest home.

‘We BOUGHT a house! Blessed beyond measure,’ Ms Franklin wrote on social media at the time. 

Phelan previously enjoyed a whirlwind two-month romance with former escort Samantha X.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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