Television presenter Ryan Phelan has been charged with Domestic Violence, just days after being axed by the Seven Network.
The Daily Telegraph reports Phelan voluntarily presented himself to the Manly Police Station and agreed to an interview on Monday evening after a complaint was lodged by his partner Chelsea Franklin.
According to the News Corp report, Phelan was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and will now face court on June 30.
The assault allegedly occurred on Saturday evening at the couple’s home.
On Friday afternoon, the Seven Network informed the presenter of a decision to axe The Daily Edition, a move that will see both Phelan and co-host Sally Obermeder depart the network.
The decision to axe The Daily Edition comes amid a severe advertising downturn, and at a time when Seven is seeking to achieve $100 million in savings across the network.
Network Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson, confirmed the decision to axe the program stating:
“The Daily Edition found its way onto the TV landscape seven years ago and performed exceptionally over that time. Sadly, the economics of today has led to this decision. I want to thank co-hosts Sally Obermeder and Ryan Phelan and the talented production team for all their efforts.”
The final edition of The Daily Edition is due to be broadcast this Friday.
TV Blackbox understands Seven only became aware of the incident after being contacted by media outlets on Monday evening.
A Seven spokesperson tells us:
“Ryan Phelan will not be returning to The Daily Edition effective immediately.”