Ant McPartlin Has Been Banned From Driving

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The famous TV presenter Ant McPartlin has admitted to drinking alcohol and driving, after being involved in a auto crash in March.

His breathalyser reading was 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath, with the legal limit being 35.

The driver of the other Mini vehicle also told the court they thought they could have died in the incident.

She read a statement by another driver involved in the smash who feared their family could have died.

Inside the courtroom, he spoke only to confirm his name, age, address and nationality before pleading guilty to a single charge of drink-driving.

Ant's £130,000 weekly salary was revealed to the court before the judge slapped him with a £86,000 fine, while also banning him from driving for 20 months.

She said: 'So...finally I get to tell you about something I've been working on passionately and secretly for a long time...

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Following the sentencing, Ant told reporters outside court he is "truly sorry for what happened". Referring to reports that McPartlin entered rehab after being charged, Walker said the Bafta-winning entertainer had been seeking treatment for alcohol- and emotional-related issues at the time of the incident.

He told the judge the incident was down to "a brief relapse unbeknownst to his passenger".

He also acknowledge that people in the public eye should provide a positive example to others and that he had let himself "and so many others down".

I accept full culpability for this and wish to apologise to all concerned ...

Walker earlier said: 'But for good fortune the consequences could have been worse.

McPartlin, 42, told police he was "ashamed and mortified" after crashing his auto while drink-driving with his mother in the passenger seat.

Ant was absent for the final two episodes of Saturday Night Takeaway, with co-host and best friend Declan Donnelly taking the reins, and will not appear in the upcoming live episodes of Britain's Got Talent.