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Thursday 16 August 2018

Sky presenter banned for drink-driving

Television presenter Georgie Thompson has been put off the road for 19 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The 33-year-old Sky Sports News anchor was stopped outside her west London home in the early hours after she pranged her Porsche while attempting to park.

She was arrested when a police officer noticed she was "slurring her speech", and she was later found to be more than twice the legal limit for driving. Thompson pleaded guilty to the charge of drink-driving at West London Magistrates Court, where she was ordered to pay a £1,000 fine and £100 costs.

She had been at a friend's house on the evening of Sunday August 21, and arrived at her Chelsea home at 2.30am the following morning. She had recently split from celeb boyfriend Declan Donnelly, of the Ant and Dec double act.

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