Croydon magistrates ordered Preddie, 44, who admitted one count of assault, to pay £100 compensation to his wife. The Michael Jackson impersonator, from Stanger Road, South Norwood, was named Britain’s Best Dad by GMTV in 2010.
Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard the couple’s 12-year-old daughter was woken by the violence, on 18 December last year. Preddie cried throughout the 10-minute hearing at the south London court, at one point burying his face into his chest. As he was given a conditional discharge he burst into tears once more.
District judge Alan Baldwin told him: “It’s no good crying. You have got to face up to this. A man of your background should have known better.” Preddie was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.