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TV star Chris Tarrant 'sorry' after admitting drink driving

Tarrant arrived at Reading Crown Court with his wife Ingrid Credit: ITV

Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has been given a road ban after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The 71-year-old was over the limit while behind the wheel of his Mercedes on 16th December in Bucklebury, close to his home in Berkshire.

Wearing a navy suit and striped tie, entered a guilty plea to the charge at Reading Magistrates' Court.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months and also fined £6,000.

The court heard Tarrant's breathalyser reading was 50 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35 micrograms.

After the hearing, he apologised for his actions.