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Steve Coogan could face driving ban

Comedian Steve Coogan will stand trial today over a speeding offence which could see him banned from the road.

The 46-year-old is accused of failing to tell police who was driving his car when it was caught doing more than 30mph in Kingsway, Hove, East Sussex, last year.

Comedian Steve Coogan Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

In May, Coogan, who lives in Ovingdean, Brighton, entered not guilty pleas through his solicitor Andrew Bishop to speeding and failing to notify police who was driving his Range Rover.

If convicted, he could receive six points on his licence, which is expected to take him over the 12-point threshold for disqualification.

Alan Partridge in new TV shows

Steve Coogan in character as Alan Partridge Credit: PA

Alan Partridge is to give fans a glimpse into his native Norfolk after comic Steve Coogan signed a new deal to bring the character back to TV.

He will appear in a pair of specials for Sky Atlantic and the channel will also show a revamped version of his online series Mid Morning Matters. Partridge previously appeared in a number of BBC shows, beginning life on radio and moving to the screen for series such as Knowing Me Knowing You.

The deal with Coogan's Baby Cow Productions includes the one-hour special Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places Of My Life, in which he looks at the formative locations of East Anglia.


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