Eggheads quizmaster CJ De Mooi was arrested yesterday at Heathrow Airport on foot of an alleged murder that took place in Netherlands in the '80s.

In his autobiography, De Mooi - real name Joseph Connagh - described being approached by a man in Amsterdam with a knife. De Mooi attacked the man and threw him into river, admitting that he "fully suspects" that he killed him.

De Mooi is set to appear before Westminister's Magistrates' Court on Thursday in connection with the charges.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "A man was arrested at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday, 21 September on a European Arrest Warrant issued in the Netherlands in relation to an allegation of murder.

"Joseph Connagh, 46, self employed, of Monmouthshire appears in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday."

This isn't the first run-in De Mooi has had with the law. The former Chess champion was axed from Eggheads earlier this year, following a police investigation into allegations that De Mooi sexually assaulted a twenty-three year old man in Glasgow. However, no charges were filed against De Mooi following the investigation.

De Mooi, who currently lives in South Africa, has made no official statement on the matter.