A ban on naming the former children’s television presenter has been lifted.1cbeebCBeebies presenter Katy Ashworth has been revealed as the mystery BBC star at centre of ‘child abduction’ court fight with her ‘cheating’ documentary film-maker ex.

A ban on naming the former children’s television presenter has been lifted after she brought the child back to Britain after a trip to Australia earlier this year.

It has been reported that she was planning to move to Australia when she discovered her ex-partner, Ben Alcott, was having an affair with four other women. Alcott – who lives in Australia – had argued that the child was habitually resident in Australia. He had complained that Ashworth, 30, had been wrong to take the child back to the UK.

But deputy High Court Judge Alex Verdan, who analysed evidence over two days at a private hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London, has disagreed. Judge Alex Verdan QC rejected the father’s claims, saying: “The clear conclusion I have reached is that the father’s application for custody should be dismissed.”

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