Ant McPartlin 'thanks God' no one was seriously injured in drink-driving crash

Mail Online | 1/21/2019 | Kate Thomas for MailOnline
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He was charged with drink-driving in April last year, slapped with a £86,000 fine and given a 20-month driving ban.

And Ant McPartlin says he 'thanks God every night' no one was seriously hurt in the three-car collision in Richmond, London on 18 March 2018 when he was twice the drink drive limit.

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The Britain's Got Talent presenter, 43, insisted his first thought wasn't for himself and his career, but for the people in the other vehicles.

Ant told The Sun on Sunday: 'When it happened, my first thought wasn’t, "Oh my God, my career’s going down the spiral".

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'My first thought was, "S*** is my Mam OK? Are the dogs OK? Are the fellow passengers in the other cars OK? What happened here?

'I thank God every night that no one was seriously injured in that crash. Because we would be having a very different interview today if that was the case.'

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Ant confessed his 'whole world came crashing in' at the moment of the crash, saying he felt everything on the spectrum of emotions - 'shame, guilt, remorse, embarrassment, disbelief'.

The star - who earns a reported £130,000-a-week, insisted his sentencing was fair and he deserved to be punished.

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On Friday, Ant admitted he was 'really really emotional' as he was given a standing ovation on his return to work at Britain's Got Talent auditions having taken the last several months off work.

The presenter was clearly moved as he took to the stage at the London Palladium alongside BFF Declan Donnelly, who welcomed him with a warm hug,...
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