Michelle Ranicar, 53, allegedly adopted Wright after he had filmed his TV display to determine the place he lived, and despatched messages about his circle of relatives and pleading with him to touch her.
It is claimed she pursued the star and his spouse Amelia between November final yr and May, inflicting them “alarm or distress” by way of turning up at their house in Primrose Hill on a number of events.
Highbury Corner magistrates’ courtroom heard Ranicar, a devoted fan of the presenter’s Channel five display The Wright Stuff, is accused of stalking the couple when they had been welcoming their first kid, Cassady, in January.
“The defendant became aware of the home address having followed Mr Wright home from the television studio,” prosecutor Fiona Martin instructed the courtroom.
Ranicar’s alleged stalking “had an adverse effect on Matthew and Amelia Wright’s day-to-day activities”, the courtroom heard, and she “knew or ought to have known her course of conduct would cause alarm or distress”.
According to the felony fee, Ranicar “repeatedly attended the address of Mr and Mrs Wright, attended filming of his television show, sent messages of a personal nature and discussed his family and children with him, requesting contact from him”.
Ranicar used to be supported by way of a chum as she entered the dock the day before today to stand the fee for the first time. She didn’t given a sign of her plea, as magistrates despatched the case to be handled on the crown courtroom. Ranicar, of Uxbridge, used to be banned from contacting Wright or his spouse as a situation of her bail, and should avoid their house.
Wright, a former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here contestant who now items a weekday TalkRadio display, ended The Wright Stuff in June final yr after 18 years as a Channel five staple. In a 2016 interview, Ranicar described herself as a “superfan” of the display and stated she had been an ordinary target audience member.
She used to be freed on bail till a plea listening to at Wood Green crown courtroom on September 16. She is accused of stalking involving critical alarm or misery and has now not but entered a plea.