The judge halted the trial and only one of the jurors was sacked
She played matchmaker for a fellow juror who said she fancied counter-terror cop Det Sgt Ryan Chambers.
The terror trial is currently being held at the Old Bailey
The four-month trial was halted yesterday as the judge was about to finish his summing up and send the jury out to consider verdicts on four defendants.
Mr Justice Globe told the remaining 11 jurors that a 12th member of the jury had been discharged after “jokingly” asking a court usher about DS Chambers.
The court heard the smitten juror persistently said she found the West Midlands cop “attractive” before the matchmaker asked without her knowledge.
The judge halted the trial to dismiss the juror
A reporter is said to have overheard and the matter was reported to the judge.
He then demanded both female jurors be quizzed.
The woman who fancied DS Chambers was asked if she could remain faithful to her oath and replied: “Yes, absolutely.”
But the court heard the matchmaker claimed she had not asked staff about the cop.
The judge discharged her, calling her answers “unsatisfactory”.
He yesterday said he had considered discharging the entire jury. But he said: “I am drawing a distinction between the person discharged and the rest of you.”
Mr Justice Globe reminded the jury that DS Chambers was among officers to face criticism by the defence.
He said: “One issue you are going to have to consider is his credibility.”
Naweed Ali, 29, Khobaib Hussain, 25, Mohibur Rahman, 32, and Tahir Aziz, 38, deny preparing terrorist acts.