Ant McPartlin releases statement after being fined and banned from driving for 20 months 11 months ago

Ant McPartlin releases statement after being fined and banned from driving for 20 months

"I let myself down and I let a lot of other people down."

TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Speaking outside the court, he said: "I'm truly sorry for what happened. Higher standards are expected of me and I expect them of myself. I let myself down and I let a lot of other people down - for that, I'm truly sorry. I would like to apologise to everybody that was involved in the crash and I'm just thankful that nobody was seriously hurt."

The three-car collision occurred in London on 18 March and the charge states McPartlin had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

McPartlin's driving ban can be reduced to 15 months if he completes a drink drive referral programme by mid-May 2019.

A few days ago, ITV confirmed that McPartlin will not feature on Britain's Got Talent live shows.