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Kirsty Gallacher Pleads Guilty To Drink-Driving, And Is Given Two-Year Ban

Police noticed her driving 'erratically' last month.

04/09/2017 13:49

Kirsty Gallacher has been hit with a two-year driving ban, after being found to be “almost three times” over the legal alcohol limit when she was pulled over last month.

The former ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant was pulled over on Saturday 12 August at around 11am, after police officers noticed that she had been driving “erratically”.

She had been driving to pick up her children from their father’s house at the time, having been out with friends the previous night.

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Kirsty arrives at Slough Magistrates' Court

Kirsty was then breathalysed by police officers, with the test showing her to have 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100mm of breath. The legal limit in England and Wales is 35 milligrammes.

As well as not being allowed to drive for two years, Kirsty must complete 100 hours of unpaid community service, as well as paying £85 in court fees and a separate surcharge of £85.

Best known for hosting shows including ‘Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, ‘The Games’ and Sky’s reboot of ‘Gladiators’, Kirsty returned to Sky Sports as a presenter in 2010, having first got her presenting gig on the channel in 1998.

More recently, she competed in the 2015 series of ‘Strictly’, when she was partnered with Brendan Cole.

A year later, Kirsty was revealed to be suffering from “extreme exhaustion and a viral infection”, after being rushed to hospital when some Sky Sports viewers commented that she’d been slurring her speech during a live broadcast.

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