Christine Lampard’s stalker is facing jail after waging a three-year campaign of terror that left her too scared to go out alone.
Actor Christof King, 39, bombarded the star with alleged tweets, emails and visits for three years between January 2015 and last September.
The alleged tweets are said to have included one stating, “I can hear the screeching of the nails as I sharpen them for your crucifixion,” while another is claimed to have read, “I am planning the writing on your gravestone.”
Christine, who is married to former Chelsea and England star and England captain Frank Lampard, also received letters from King during the campaign.
He also went to the couple’s £10million Chelsea mansion several times, with Frank telling how he and Christine were horrified to see King loitering at the front gate of their mansion on October 13.
Prosecutor Alistair Smith told Isleworth crown court on Friday how King believed it was his destiny to be with the presenter.
“The motivation appears to be a belief that there’s a form of bond or pre-destined emotional relationship,” he said.
In her statement, Christine said the episode had left her too fearful to enjoy an independent life.
“I do not go out alone anymore – I always go out with someone,” she said.
And Frank described how his wife and the housekeeper, Chona Angel, “hid in the bedroom” because they were so frightened.
“It has both made us feel very vulnerable, she became flustered and very nervous and concerned for her safety,” he said in his own statement.
“I could see that Christine was very anxious and shaken more than I have ever seen.
“The house keeper refers to her saying not to go outside because of the stalker.”
Christine and husband Frank Lampard
Last year Christine revealed how her retired husband, 39, intervened to protect her from King when he booked into the same hotel as the couple.
Christine said on TV “There was a chap who had been trying to get in contact with me for a while.
“He thought we were married in his mind.
“He randomly turned up at the hotel we were staying in, which does freak you out because there’s a sense that he knows where you are.
Well-spoken King has appeared as an extra in a series of low-rent productions, student films and in Secret Cinema shows.
Judge Robin Johnson granted King – who has appeared as an extra in student films and Secret Cinema shows – bail before sentencing on Monday.
He said: “I am adjourning this matter until Monday and if you have any doubts of what will happen I’m sure Mr Oliver will tell you.