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TV star Andrew O’Keefe auctioning off $1.4 million Paddington apartment after rehab

Andrew O’Keefe left a Sydney rehabilitation clinic on Tuesday, as news emerged that he’s auctioning off his Paddington apartment. 

The Channel Seven star, 49, appeared in good spirits as he left the centre holding a satchel. 

Sporting glasses and his salt and pepper hair slicked off his face, the former game show host checked his phone before waving down his ride. 

Moves: Andrew O’Keefe (pictured) left a Sydney rehabilitation clinic on Tuesday, as news emerged that he’s auctioning off his Paddington apartment

He was dressed casually in a pair of khaki slacks and a striped, button-up shirt in a lilac tone. 

The appearance comes as the Deal or No Deal star auctions off his apartment in the trendy inner city suburb of Paddington. 

Listed on Domain at an approximate value of $1.4 million, the Art Deco flat boasts two bedrooms, and a recently renovated bathroom. 

On his way: The Channel Seven star, 49, appeared in good spirits as he left the centre holding a satchel. The former game show host checked his phone before waving down his ride

On his way: The Channel Seven star, 49, appeared in good spirits as he left the centre holding a satchel. The former game show host checked his phone before waving down his ride

On sale: The appearance comes as the Deal or No Deal star auctions off his apartment in the trendy inner city suburb of Paddington

On sale: The appearance comes as the Deal or No Deal star auctions off his apartment in the trendy inner city suburb of Paddington

The space features hardwood floors, and is described as having ‘light filled’ open dining and living spaces.  

There is plenty of storage – bedrooms include built-in wardrobes, and there is additionally a large linen cupboard. 

An auction at the property, which is located in a boutique building of just 12 apartments, is scheduled for May 15. 

Nice digs: Listed on Domain at an approximate value of $1.4 million, the Art Deco flat is located in a boutique building of just 12 apartments

Nice digs: Listed on Domain at an approximate value of $1.4 million, the Art Deco flat is located in a boutique building of just 12 apartments

Light: The space features hardwood floors, and is described as having 'light filled' open dining and living spaces

Light: The space features hardwood floors, and is described as having ‘light filled’ open dining and living spaces

Roomy: It boasts two bedrooms which include built-in wardrobes

Roomy: It boasts two bedrooms which include built-in wardrobes 

The sale comes after the axed host of The Chase was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Orly Lavee in Kangaroo Valley, south of Sydney, on January 20.

The assault occurred just after 6.30am that Wednesday, police say.

O’Keefe was arrested in the early hours of the morning on January 31 in Randwick after what is alleged to have been a night of escalating violence against Ms Lavee, a haematologist.  

Fresh: The chic kitchen includes stainless steel appliances

Fresh: The chic kitchen includes stainless steel appliances 

Brand new: The apartment has a recently renovated bathroom

 Brand new: The apartment has a recently renovated bathroom

Soon: An auction at the property is scheduled for May 15

Soon: An auction at the property is scheduled for May 15

He has already indicated guilty pleas to two charges – a common assault, then an assault occasioning actual bodily harm – over the Randwick incident.

The new charge was mentioned at Waverley Local Court in April. 

O’Keefe was excused from appearing because he was an in-patient at the Sydney Clinic, a private mental health hospital, magistrate Ross Hudson said.

Charges: The sale comes after the axed host of The Chase was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Orly Lavee (left)

Charges: The sale comes after the axed host of The Chase was accused of assaulting his girlfriend Orly Lavee (left) 

The former Weekend Sunrise host hasn’t entered a plea on the fresh charge.

His case is due back at Waverley Local Court on June 25 for an application for it to be dealt with under mental health legislation.

A domestic violence order protecting Ms Lavee will remain in place until at least that date.

Patient: O'Keefe's lawyer told the court in February he had been an involuntary in-patient at Prince of Wales Hospital since his January 31 arrest

Patient: O’Keefe’s lawyer told the court in February he had been an involuntary in-patient at Prince of Wales Hospital since his January 31 arrest 

O’Keefe’s lawyer told the court in February he had been an involuntary in-patient at Prince of Wales Hospital since his January 31 arrest.

The star broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia in February, declaring ‘all is well’ after ‘experimenting with mental health drugs’ during his stay in the facility.

‘I decided to do some time just to bed things down. I had some experimentation with the mental health drugs, the regimen, and all is well,’ he said. 

‘I spent some time in the Sydney Clinic (in the Eastern beaches) and all is well.’

Treatment: The star broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia in February, declaring 'all is well' after 'experimenting with mental health drugs' during his stay in the facility. Pictured outside court for an unrelated matter on March 4, 2019

Treatment: The star broke his silence to Daily Mail Australia in February, declaring ‘all is well’ after ‘experimenting with mental health drugs’ during his stay in the facility. Pictured outside court for an unrelated matter on March 4, 2019

The Sydney Clinic has previously hosted a who’s who of celebrities including Olympian Grant Hackett and footy player Greg Inglis.  

The star and his wife Eleanor divorced in 2019 and he made headlines that year for swatting a photographer away with a folder. 

Seven confirmed that his The Chase contract wasn’t renewed at the end of last year and O’Keefe is ‘no longer with the network’. 

For confidential crisis support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. For domestic violence support, call 1800 RESPECT. Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467 

Parted ways: Seven confirmed that O'Keefe's contract wasn't renewed at the end of last year and that he was 'no longer with the network'

Parted ways: Seven confirmed that O’Keefe’s contract wasn’t renewed at the end of last year and that he was ‘no longer with the network’

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