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Andrew O’Keefe charged after allegedly breaching bail conditions

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

NSW Police went to a home in Vaucluse, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs just before 11am 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 breach of bail.

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, however his lawyer argued the swab was contaminated.

He was then granted bail. 

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

Outside of court, he spoke to the media and was asked if he took ice 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 probability of contamination,” he said.

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

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

Other bail conditions included not taking any alcohol or drugs, that were 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 was a host at Channel Seven for 17 years and his contract with the network was not re-signed in 2021.

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

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