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Aggro Santos, Former 'I'm A Celebrity' Contestant, Denies Raping Two Women

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A former I'm A Celebrity contestant will stand trial after pleading not guilty to raping two women.

Brazilian-born rapper Aggro Santos, 23, is charged with raping one woman in Chichester, West Sussex, on 7 May last year and another in Yeovil, Somerset, between 24 and 27 September2010.

Another man, 21-year-old Tyrelle Ritchie, faces one count of rape in Chichester on the same date.

Santos, who appeared under his real name Yuri Santos, of Bickersteth Road, Tooting, south-west London, and Ritchie, of Vauxhall Street, Lambeth, south east London, both denied the charges at a plea and case management hearing at Chichester Crown Court today.

Dressed in a black shirt, white tie and waistcoat and with his braided hair tied back into a ponytail, Santos listened as Judge Claudia Ackner told him and Ritchie that they will stand trial on 13 August before granting them conditional bail.

Santos's debut single, Candy, featuring former Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt, shot to number five in the UK charts in 2010.

But he became more popularly known by his appearance in the 2010 series of ITV's reality game show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in which he reached the final six.