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Hey Dad! star Hughes granted appeal

AAP logoAAP 1/09/2016 Andi Yu

Former Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes has successfully launched an appeal of his convictions and jail term on child sex abuse.

High Court judges Michelle Gordon and Stephen Gageler granted leave for the appeal in Sydney on Friday, on the grounds of a dispute about tendency evidence admitted in the NSW and Victorian jurisdictions.

Hughes' attempted last year to appeal his six-year sentence and convictions in 2014 of 10 charges relating to sexual and indecent acts against four young girls in the '80s and '90s, but it was thrown out.

The appeal will be heard in December.

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