Bexleyheath resident Jack Fincham has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs, and has pleaded not guilty after appearing in court.

The Love Island star was stopped by police in his £35,000 Mercedes near Swanley in January, and is accused of driving under the influence of cocaine and Valium.

Fincham, who won the 2018 series of Love Island, shooting him to Reality TV fame, appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates Court yesterday (July 19) charged after he was arrested earlier in the year on suspicion of drug driving offences.

The 29-year-old reportedly pleaded not guilty, meaning a trial will take place in December.

Fincham, 29, was allegedly found to have 239 micrograms of benzoylecgonine — a by-product of cocaine — in his blood.

Prosecutors also say the reality star was found to have 632 micrograms of diazepam in his system — the chemical name for sedative Valium.

A former pen salesmen rose to the spotlight on the 2018 series of Love Island, later wining the series alongside Dani Dyer, the daughter of Danny Dyer.

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Fincham appeared at Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court today where he denied two counts of driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit.

He gave the Chief Magistrate a thumbs up as he was released on unconditional bail to next appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on December 9.

Defending, Connor Johnstone said: "Mr Fincham denies any cocaine consumption.

Earlier, Fincham was pictured arriving at the court today with his stepdad Fraser McManus.

Prosecutor Pietro Matarazzo said: "Police have stopped Mr Fincham. They have done a roadside drug test.

"They have analysed the swab which has come back with these readings."

Back in October 2020, the News Shopper reported that Mr Fincham was involved in a collision with another car outside a pub in Dartford.

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One person was taken to hospital though they were not thought to be seriously injured, and Jack was left "devastated" as his new £35,000 Mercedes was written off.