The veteran soap star, who has appeared in shows including EastEnders, The Bill and Hollyoaks, was arrested in Hertford, England in February (15) after officers stopped her car while she was driving with her fiance Dave Fairbairn.

The 59 year old pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge at Stevenage Magistrates Court in England and was slapped with a two-year ban, as well as a $5,600 (£3,500) fine plus costs.

During the hearing on Thursday (07May15), Taylforth asked the court to reconsider the ban, insisting she needs to be able to drive her fiance to his cancer treatments, but her argument was rejected.