TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 after admitting driving while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.
The 42-year-old pleaded guilty to drink-driving after his black Mini collided with two other cars in Richmond, west London on March 18. He has also been banned from driving for 20 months.
The charge stated he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.
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.
McPartlin appeared alongside Donnelly on TV screens over the weekend as Britain’s Got Talent aired its pre-recorded audition shows.
But ITV confirmed Donnelly will be hosting the live shows without his TV partner of almost 30 years.
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