TV star Abi Titmuss was left "distressed" after being stalked by a doctor who burst into her bathroom as she took a shower, medical watchdogs heard yesterday.
Dr Shibley Rahman was warned by police about stalk-ing the pretty former nurse but carried on harassing her, the General Medical Council (GMC) was told.
Dr Rahman faces a misconduct hearing at the GMC where he could be struck off over his behaviour towards the TV personality - and over his alleged medical incompetence.
The hearing in Manchester was told Dr Rahman began working as a Senior House Officer at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, where Miss Titmuss, the former girlfriend of TV presenter John Leslie, also worked.
In July 2004 he began stalking Miss Titmuss, visit-ing her home, banging on the door and shouting, the GMC heard.
He also bombarded her with phone calls and emails.
On July 18, 2004 the Metropolitan Police warned him not to contact her again - but he ignored it.
Nine days later he received a more serious official warning from police to stop harassing the TV personality.
Dafydd Enoch, representing the GMC, told the hearing, "This involved an extremely serious course of conduct which can only properly be described as stalking of a type which caused the young lady in question a great deal of distress, culminating in the occasion where the young lady in question was in a shower cubicle at hospital accommodation in a communal shower area and Dr Rahman followed her into the bathroom and spoke to her in the cubicle and caused her enormous distress."
The GMC heard Dr Rahman had also worked at Hammer-smith and Northwick Park Hospitals in London - and colleagues repeatedly raised "grave concerns" about his competence as a doctor.
Despite having a "very impressive" CV, and being a "very bright man", the Cambridge graduate's behaviour and knowledge of medicine was poor, the GMC heard.
One senior colleague described him as the "worst SHO he had seen for 15 years".
David Cohen, consultant at Northwick Park, added: "He could not link the thinking and the doing parts of medicine."
The hearing continues.