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Aggro Santos rape trial jury discharged

Aggro Santos appearing at Chichester Crown Court on 5 January 2012
Image caption Aggro Santos came sixth in ITV's game show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Jurors in the trial of a rapper accused of raping two women in separate hotel incidents have been discharged.

Former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant Aggro Santos had denied raping a teenager in Chichester last May after they had consensual sex.

He also denied raping another woman in Yeovil, Somerset, in 2010 after having consensual sex with her friend.

The judge said Mr Santos, 23, and Tyrelle Ritchie, 21, who denied sexual assault, may face a retrial next year.

Judge Claudia Ackner released the pair on conditional bail after discharging the jury at Chichester Crown Court for legal reasons.

Mr Santos, of Bickersteth Road, Tooting, south-west London, has appeared under his real name Yuri Santos.

His debut single, Candy, featuring former Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, reached number five in the UK charts in 2010.

He became more widely known through his appearance in that year's series of ITV's reality game show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in which he reached the last six.

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