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Ant Pleads Guilty To Drink Driving

Ant Pleads Guilty To Drink Driving

He's also been banned from driving for 20 months.

The judge reportedly took into account Ant's weekly earnings of £130,000 when making her decision.

The 42-year-old was driving with his mother through Richmond, west London, when he crashed his Mini into two other cars on 18 March.

However, in Scotland the legal limit is 22 mg of alcohol for every 100ml of breath (the equivalent of 50 mg of alcohol for every 100 ml of blood in your body), and 67 mg of alcohol for every 100ml of urine.

The rather unfortunate moment occurred as media waited outside Wimbledon Magistrates' Court for the presenter to make a statement, after he pleaded guilty to being under the influence when he crashed his vehicle last month.

Wearing a black, three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie, McPartlin stood in the glass dock in court, sporting a light beard. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He said, in a statement read by Ms Sinnett-Jones: "Myself and my family were in deep shock as we believed we could have died as as a result of Mr McPartlin's reckless driving".

According to BBC News, the star's statement to the court acknowledged he had let himself and many others down.

He later said he was "overwhelmed" by the public support.

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"Anthony McPartlin is sorry and is doing everything he can to ensure this never happens again", Mr Walker said.

During Monday's court hearing, Ant was fined £86,000 after entering a guilty plea.

Meanwhile, fellow presenter and long-time friend Declan Donnelly hosted the last two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway in a solo capacity at the weekend.

The Newcastle native stood down from all of his TV commitments to return to rehab last month, having sought treatment previous year for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

Ant has stepped away from all of his television roles since the accident in March, however, prerecorded episodes of Britain's Got Talent that Ant featured in will air as planned.

The Ant and Dec star has since pulled out of his upcoming TV commitments and asked for time off for the "foreseeable future".

Last year's series culminated with pianist Tokio Myers being crowned the champion.

ITV said Saturday's Britain's Got Talent instalment was the most-watched entertainment show of the year so far and that it was the most popular programme on any channel so far this year for 16 to 34-year-olds.