Cars Crash During News Broadcast Outside Ant McPartlin's Drink-Driving Trial

As media descended on Wimbledon Magistrates' Court for Ant McPartlin's drink-driving hearing, one reporter was interrupted by a car crash.


BBC reporter Alison Freeman was talking to the studio about the latest developments, when three cars behind her were involved in a minor bump.

Speaking to the studio she said: "They did say that he had had a very difficult year and as was said by his lawyers he had already..."

At this point, Freeman was interrupted by the crash but - clearly a professional - she carried on, adding: "Excuse me, sorry, it's just some cars have had a bit of a crash behind us there.

"I mean, such is the media crowd it has been very busy here today."

It doesn't appear as though any harm was done as the vehicles involved could be seen driving away from moments later.

The Britain's Got Talent star appeared in court today following his drink-driving accident last month. He entered a plea of guilty and was fined £86,000. He was also banned from driving for 20 months.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The judge told the court that Ant had showed 'genuine remorse' after the incident. She also added the star had taken 'immediate actions' in light of his issues and that he was 'seeking rehabilitation'. As such, she did not impose a community order.

Speaking outside of court, Ant said: "I'm very sorry I did this. I'm ashamed and mortified that this happened."

Liam Walker, Ant's defence barrister said: "Anthony McPartlin is sorry. He is doing everything he can so this never happens again. He hopes that in time he can make himself better and he might be forgiven by all the people he feels he has let down so terribly."

Walker added: "Through me, Mr McPartlin wishes to express both sorrow and regret over his actions.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"He is sorry, but not sorry because he is here. He knows it is right that he's here and he hopes that which has led him here will eventually help him. But for good fortune the consequences could have been worse. He feels the guilt that is reflected in his plea."

Source: Sky News

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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