DANNY Tetley has asked for people to "respect his and his family's privacy" after appearing in court accused of child sex offences.

A statement from the pub singer turned X Factor semi-finalist's lawyers said he has been under "immense stress" since a police investigation into him began.

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Tetley, 38, of St Enoch's Road, Wibsey, appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court earlier today on a raft of child sex charges, and has been remanded into custody to appear at Bradford Crown Court on Friday, September 27.

A statement from Kings Solicitors said: "Kings Solicitors of Bradford are able to confirm we represent Danny Tetley who has been charged with a number of sexual offences relating to children.

"The current legal position is he has been remanded into custody pending his appearance at Bradford Crown Court on Friday, September 27.

"Kings Solicitors are instructed to state on behalf of our client that since the start of the police investigation into these allegations and quite naturally he has been under immense pressure and stress.

"He asks that due process be allowed to take place, and would be very grateful if during this very challenging time his and his family's right to privacy is respected.

"He is grateful for all the support he has received."

Tetley, who made it to the X Factor semi-final in 2018, has been charged with engaging in sexual communication with a child, four counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, five counts of inciting the sexual exploitation of a child, four counts of possessing indecent images of children, and one count of committing an act to or attempt to pervert the course of justice.