FORMER Australian TV star Robert Hughes is eager to return to Australia to "prove his innocence" in relation to child sexual assault charges.
The actor, best known for his long-running role in the sitcom Hey Dad!, appeared briefly in Westminster Magistrates Court, News Limited reported.
Mr Hughes's barrister used the extradition appearance to ask for a date to be set for hearing.
The 63-year-old actor stands accused of sexually assaulting five children, aged seven-15, in Australia between 1985 and 1990.
The matter was has been adjourned until September 28, with Mr Hughes remaining free on bail.