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Will Young faces driving ban after A68 crash

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Pop star Will Young is facing being banned from the road after admitting a careless driving charge.

A man was forced to jump to safety to avoid being struck by a car being driven by the 39-year-old singer and actor.

Young pleaded guilty at Selkirk Sheriff Court to entering a lay-by in error having misread the road layout, at excessive speed for the conditions and colliding with a parked vehicle.

The owner of the parked vehicle had to jump clear and both vehicles were damaged in the accident on the A68 in the Borders on January 21.

Charged under his full name of William Robert Young, the London-based singer pleaded guilty by letter to the offence at a northbound lay-by close to Sorrowlessfield Farm, Earlston.

But Sheriff Peter Paterson said there were live points on his licence with a prospect of disqualification and sentence was deferred until next month for a personal appearance.

Young shot to fame by winning the first series of ITV’s Pop Idol in 2002 beating Gareth Gates in a dramatic final.

His double A-sided debut single “Anything is Possible” and “Evergreen” was released two weeks later and became the fastest selling debut single in the UK.