Ant McPartlin has been sentenced after pleading guilty to drink-driving

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After pleading guilty to drink-driving offences, Antony McPartlin has been fined £86k and been given a 20-month driving ban.

She added: "I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you're no longer a man of good character".

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 auto.

The reporter spun her head around upon hearing the crash and apologised for breaking her flow, saying, "Excuse me, sorry, just some cars have just had a bit of a crash behind us". And for that I am truly sorry.

The presenter appeared at the court earlier today, flanked by security as he looked sombre in a black tie and black three-piece suit.

The driver of one of the cars - named as Mr NG - told the court he thought that Ant was dead after the crash, and he came round the corner "like a rocket".

The charge states he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He said he was "ashamed and mortified" by his actions.

After he was charged, ITV announced the Saturday Night Takeaway host would step back from his TV commitments, with co-presenter Declan Donnelly hosting the final two episodes of the show on his own.

The legal alcohol limit is 35mg per 100ml of breath meaning McPartlin was over twice the limit when he crashed his Mini into two cars in Richmond, south west London, leaving a four-year-old girl in hospital.

He has now stepped down from his role as a host on Saturday Night Takeaway and Britain's Got Talent which have been hosted by his TV partner and close friend Declan Donnelly.

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