Comedian Rory McGrath pleads guilty to stalking a woman

Harry Cockburn

TV comedian Rory McGrath has pleaded guilty in court to stalking a married woman over a period of 14 months.

McGrath, 60, admitted the charge when he appeared at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court in Cambridgeshire.

His guilty plea follows an earlier denial of the single charge of stalking at an earlier hearing at the court in November.

He changed his plea on the first day of his trial.

McGrath, who regularly appeared as a team captain on sport-themed game show They Think It’s All Over, and more recently in comedy documentary Three Men in a Boat, was accused of sending the woman electronic messages, and of approaching her in the street and following her.

He is also alleged to have sent letters to the woman’s husband.

Rory McGrath has pleaded guilty to one count of stalking: Mike Knapp/Creative Commons

The offences occurred in Cambridge between June and August 2015.