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Magistrates ban DIY SOS host Nick Knowles from driving for six months and fine him almost £1,500 after he admitted speeding and using his mobile phone at the wheel

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/06/2019 Alexander Robertson For Mailonline

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DIY SOS host Nick Knowles has been banned from driving for six months and fined almost £1,500 after admitting to driving while using a mobile phone and speeding.

The presenter and former I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant was sentenced at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court this morning.

a man in a suit standing in front of a fence: DIY SOS host Nick Knowles is seen leaving Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited DIY SOS host Nick Knowles is seen leaving Cheltenham Magistrates' Court today He previously told The Sun: 'I was advised by some people to get a top lawyer and contest this, but I've held my hands up, said I'm guilty (in writing) and will be going to court next week for sentencing.

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'I'm expecting to get a ban from driving and I will absolutely accept that because what I did was wrong.'

Nick Knowles wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He added: 'It's all too easy to drive a bit too fast or read or send a text, but let me be the lesson to everyone, it's not OK.'

Knowles, 56, told the newspaper that he now puts his phone in the boot of his car before he gets behind the wheel.

Nick Knowles wearing a suit and tie walking down the street © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I have Bluetooth and can answer calls, but it's out of reach,' the presenter said.

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