A man who denied breaching a restraining order twice also enlightened magistrates by telling them how many episodes of Coronation Street there were until Christmas.
David McCartney, 40, of Victoria Road, Barnstaple appeared before North Devon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
He pleaded not guilty to breaching his restraining order on August 28 and 29 when he is alleged to have harassed Roxanne Clarke in Barnstaple.
The case will now be adjourned until December 16 when a trial will take place at North Devon Magistrate’s Court.
As McCartney left the court, on unconditional bail, he said to the magistrates: “Do you know there are 86 episodes left of Coronation Street left until Christmas.”