The former 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?' presenter has been fined and banned from driving for 12 months.
Former television presenter Chris Tarrant has been banned from driving for a year and fined £6,000 after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving.
The 71 year old, who presented ITV’s ‘Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?’ for 16 years, was observed in his local pub just before Christmas drinking as many as four brandy and ports at lunchtime before departing in his Mercedes.
He drove the two miles to his house in Bucklebury, Berkshire, before police (tipped off by concerned pub-goers with him at the time) arrived shortly afterwards, 13 minutes after the call had been placed.
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Chris Tarrant arrives at the Service of Thanksgiving for Sir Terry Wogan. Friends, Family and colleagues gather at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the life of much loved broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan who died January 2016 - Tuesday 27th September 2016
'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' ends after fifteen years.
Once a show to have the family nestled around the TV shouting A, B, C or D, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' has had the lights dimmed for a final time. The show that has ran for over a decade will have the plug pulled tonight.
Chris Tarrant "Won't be hugely sad" about the show's ending
The show has slowly become less of an anticipated watch over the years, yet ran a lot longer than expected. The Telegraph interviewed the original host Chris Tarrant OBE on why he believes the show has come to the final stop. Tarrant believed it was due to the economic climate of Britain: 'As a nation we've stopped gambling. People were saying, 'I've got 10 grand, I'm not going to risk that'. I only gave away £80,000 in three nights.'
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