British actress Gillian Taylforth has been arrested and charged with drink driving.

The former EastEnders star was detained by police in the early hours of Saturday morning (07Feb15) in Hertford, England after officers stopped her car while she was driving home with her fiance Dave Fairbairn, 59, who was also arrested at the scene.

A Hertfordshire police spokesman tells, "The 59-year-old was arrested at 1.25 am on February 7 in Fore Street, Hertford. She has been charged with drink driving... A 59-year-old man from Cambridgeshire who was a passenger was also arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and has been issued with a fixed penalty notice and released."

Taylforth, 59, has been released on bail and is due to appear in court in Stevenage, England on 23 February (15).