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Kyle Sandilands to represent himself in ongoing legal battle?

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Kyle Sandilands will represent himself in his ongoing legal battle, it has been reported.

The Australian radio and television personality, who has been sued by former landlord Howard Symington for breaking an 18-month rental lease on a Terrey Hills mansion only 10 months into the contract, has been told by a tribunal official that the case is not "complex" enough to warrant the star hiring a lawyer.

Tribunal member Ted Moore told The Daily Telegraph: "I am not satisfied that there are issues of such complexity that would warrant legal representation because [Sandilands has] has first-hand knowledge of what's going on.''

At the first court hearing regarding the case, Sandilands was represented by barrister Peter Menadue, but will reportedly be required to turn up to the next tribunal himself. However, the star's solicitor admitted that he has "no idea what will happen" as Sandilands is usually based in Los Angeles.

Symington initially hit Sandilands with a $50,000 (£32,000) fine but later increased the claim to $250,000 (£158,000), claiming that the radio DJ had damaged the public reputation of the property by calling it a "s**thole" during his 2Day FM breakfast show.

Sandilands has recently faced controversy for referring to supermodel Megan Gale as a "phoney", calling rival DJ Merrick Watts a "fat slob" and labelling chatshow host Rove McManus a "little pr*ck".

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