TV presenter Ant McPartlin learns fate

Carla Harmon
April 17, 2018

As Ant faced his verdict at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Monday, it emerged that he was twice the legal limit when he crashed with his mum Christine Woodhall in the vehicle.

The presenter faced a scrum of photographers and reporters as he walked up the steps to Wimbledon Magistrates' Court this afternoon to answer to the charge against him.

McPartlin's barrister, Liam Walker told the court before judge Barnes handed down her sentence: "Anthony McPartlin is sorry and is doing everything he can to ensure this never happens again".

The 42-year-old was caught up in a road traffic accident in Richmond, south-west London, on March 18, in which the black Mini Cooper he was driving collided with three other vehicles.

Ant McPartlin was fined £86,000, and given a 20-month driving ban at his sentencing today.

It said: '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'.

McPartlin has been banned from driving and fined for a drink driving crash that took place last month.

The court heard that the driver of the other Mini said afterwards he thought he and his family were going to die in the collision.

When he was breathalysed by police he was found to have 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35 mcg. The legal limit in the United Kingdom is 35mg per 100ml of breath.

The court heard that in a statement to police McPartlin said: "I am very sorry I did this. He hopes that in time he can make himself better and he might be forgiven by all the people he feels he has let down so terribly". And for that I am truly sorry. He added: "I would like to apologise to everybody involved in the crash and I am just thankful that nobody was seriously hurt in this".

It's also been confirmed that Dec will be presenting Britain's Got Talent alone when the live shows air later this year - although Ant will still feature in its pre-recorded auditions.

But ITV has confirmed Donnelly will be hosting the live shows without his TV partner of nearly 30 years.

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