The partner of former EastEnders actress Sian Blake has admitted killing her and their two children.
Arthur Simpson-Kent’s lawyer told the Old Bailey that the jury would be told this at his trial in October. He is yet to enter a formal plea.
Ms Blake, 43, Zachary, eight, and Amon, four, were found at the family home in Erith, London, in January after being reported missing on 16 December.
He was arrested at Heathrow Airport after being extradited from Ghana.
Ms Blake played Frankie Pierre in 56 episodes of EastEnders between 1996 and 1997.
She had motor neurone disease before she died.