TV star Noel Edmonds says he tried to take his own life after being the victim of a multi-million pound fraud a decade ago.
He is seeking compensation of up to £60m over a scam involving staff at the Reading branch of HBOS, which was subsequently bought by Lloyds.
Lloyds disputes his claim the fraud caused his business to collapse.
“As a formal litigation process is now anticipated it would be inappropriate to comment other than to say his claim will be contested,” it said.
Watch the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.