The Partridge Family star declared himself broke in February (15) and began legal proceedings to manage his debts, and he has now been told to sell his luxury mansion in Fort Lauderdale in a ruling from a federal bankruptcy court.

Cassidy reportedly bought the six-bedroom house, which boasts a swimming pool and boat dock, for $1.1 million (£687,500) in 2001.

It is set to go under the hammer on 9 September (15).