Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months 4 days ago

Ant McPartlin fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months

His weekly wage was also disclosed.

Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading 'guilty' to a single charge of driving while over the limit.

Ahead of the sentencing, his wage was disclosed in court to be £130,000 per week - to put that into context, Liverpool's Mo Salah earns £90,000 per week.

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In a statement, read by his lawyer, the TV presenter apologised for his actions and said he was “ashamed and mortified” by what he had done.

When he was breathalysed by police he was found to have 75mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35 mcg.

His appearance in court comes after one of his friends told The Sun: "He knows he has to face the music. The plan at this stage is for him to plead guilty. He is obviously gutted about the whole thing and wants to focus on getting better. "

"He has a lot to do to prove himself again. Hopefully this is the first step."

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