Ant ‘truly sorry’ for crash
TV PRESENTER Ant Mcpartlin has said he was “ashamed and mortified” after crashing his car while drink driving with his mum in the passenger seat.
The 42-year-old, pictured, was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £86,000 after pleading guilty to driving while more than twice the legal limit. The court heard Mcpartlin had been seeking help for “alcohol and emotional issues” at the time of the crash in Richmond, London, on March 18. Prosecutor Katie Sinnett-jones told Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court the incident happened at around 3.50pm when Mcpartlin drove his Mini around a “sharp bend and lost control” then ended up on the wrong side of the road. He collided with another Mini Cooper before driving “straight into the front of an oncoming car”. Speaking outside the court, Mcpartlin said: “I’m truly sorry for what happened. “High standards are expected of me, I expect them of myself. I’ve let myself down, I let a lot of people down. ”
WELSH rock band Manic Street Preachers could claim their first number one on the UK album chart in nearly two decades. Their latest offering, Resistance Is Futile, looks set to claim the top spot, according to the Official Charts Company.
If the band’s album, their 13th to date, can lead the way through to Friday, it would be their first number one album since This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours reached the top position on the album chart in 1998. The Manics are 4,000 combined sales ahead of The Greatest Showman soundtrack.