Coronation Street star William Roache will give evidence in court today as the defence case starts in his sex assault trial.
The actor, 81, will enter the witness box to defend himself against a series of allegations outlined during his trial, now in its third week.
A large number of reporters have been present each day and the public gallery is expected to be full with media and members of the public as Roache speaks for the first time under oath at Preston Crown Court.
He denies two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault involving five complainants aged 16 and under between 1965 and 1971. Yesterday, he was found not guilty of one count of indecent assault on direction from the judge.
Roache, then in his 30s, used his fame and popularity to exploit "starstruck" youngsters, the jury of eight women and four men have heard.
Complainants told the jury they were assaulted by the defendant either while at Granada Studios, in his Rolls-Royce car or at properties he owned.
The court also heard Roache was "absolutely staggered" and "horrified" by the claims he had sexually assaulted young girls in the 60s.
He told detectives in interview he had "plenty" of women partners but youngsters "hold no interest of a sexual nature for me at all".
He denied all the allegations throughout his two police interviews repeatedly saying: "It didn't happen" and also said it was not in his nature to force himself on anyone.