Reality TV star Jeremy McConnell has been spared jail after assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Stephanie Davis.
Former Hollyoaks star Miss Davis said McConnell had also threatened to throw acid in her face during the drink and drug-fuelled bust-up at her home in Rainhill, Merseyside, on March 10.
McConnell, from Swords in the Republic of Ireland, first met his former partner after they appeared together on Celebrity Big Brother.
He had denied the attack, branding her a “blatant liar”, but was convicted of assaulting Miss Davis, mother of his child, during a trial earlier this week at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court.
On Friday, he was sentenced to 20 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and 200 hours’ community service.
During the trial, the judge was shown photos of a bruise that Miss Davis said was caused by McConnell biting her arm, as well as extensive bruises to her legs and body.
The defendant called her a “fat slag” during the domestic abuse, the court heard.