British comedian Freddie Starr has secretly married the partner who has supported him as he fights a child abuse allegation.

The 70-year-old comic exchanged vows with Sophie Lea in front of family and friends at a low-key ceremony in an undisclosed venue on Saturday (27Jan13).

Speaking after their nuptials, Starr said, "I couldn't ask for more."

Starr has been dating Lea for three years after they met when she worked as a singer on his tour. She is his fourth wife and is pregnant with his child.

The wedding comes just two months after Starr was arrested on suspicion of groping a 14-year-old schoolgirl in 1974. He denies the claim.