Egypt has waged a crackdown on homosexuality in recent years, imprisoning people on vague charges of “debauchery”.
Homosexuality is not a crime but is widely seen as taboo in the conservative, Muslim-majority country, while prostitution is illegal.
In September 2017 dozens of people were arrested after an LGBT rainbow flag was waved at a Cairo concert.
Charges against El-Gheiti stemmed from a complaint filed by Samir Sabry, a lawyer who has has previously taken other high profile Egyptian media figures to court.
The interview was broadcast in August on the LTC TV channel, which is privately owned.
El-Gheiti himself has previously expressed his opposition to homosexuality.
The interviewee had his face disguised and spoke about how he regretted being a prostitute.
Mr Sabry argued that in broadcasting the interview El-Gheiti had publicised that “practicing homosexuality” could lead to financial rewards.