Andrew O’Keefe charged after allegedly breaching bail conditions

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Former TV presenter Andrew O’Keefe has been arrested and charged with breaching his bail conditions.

NSW police went to a home in Vaucluse, i Sydney’s eastern suburbs just before 11 a.m. to speak to the 51-year-old.

The former Channel Seven personality was arrested and taken to Waverley Police Station where he was charged with breaching bail.

Andrew O'Keefe has strict bail conditions for a previous charge.
Andrew O’Keefe has strict bail conditions for a previous charge. (Nine)

O’Keefe was refused bail and appeared at Waverley Local Court today.

The court heard he returned a positive drug test, but his lawyer argued the swab was contaminated.

He was then granted bail.

O’Keefe claims he is still clean and that the swab was stained.

Outside court, he spoke to the media and was asked if he took ice cream or cocaine.

“I was unable to give the facts to my own people,” he said.

A reporter then asked how the drugs were allegedly found in his system.

“That’s what we discovered in court today, that there was a high likelihood of contamination,” he said.

He was granted bail by the New South Wales Supreme Court and released from Silverwater Prison with strict conditions in May.

One condition was that he check into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic and stay there for six months.

Other bail conditions included not taking alcohol or drugs not prescribed by a doctor.

Andrew O'Keefe speaks to the media outside court.
Andrew O’Keefe speaks to the media outside court. (Nine)

O’Keefe hosted Channel Seven for 17 years and his contract with the network was not renewed in 2021.

He was also an ambassador for White Ribbon, a charity working to combat violence against women.

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