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Masterchef star in court

Gregg Wallace's car
Gregg Wallace's car

Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace, has been prosecuted for driving more than 30 miles above the speed limit.

The 47-year-old former fruit and vegetable seller, from Seasalter in Whitstable pleaded guilty to driving at 82mph in a 50mph limit in Detling earlier this year.

The TV star’s offence was recorded by a safety camera van on Sunday, April 22, and the case was heard at Maidstone Magistrates Court. He did not attend court but was fined £1330, given six penalty points on his licence, and ordered to pay £85 in costs.

Katherine Barrett, communications officer for the Kent & Medway Safety Camera Partnership said: “Safety cameras operate at sites where people have been killed or seriously injured. On this stretch of road from Maidstone towards the County Showground there were eight people killed or seriously injured within the signed camera area before the site was installed and 2 people in the last three years.

"We do not want to catch people speeding, we would like them to drive within the speed limits to as to reduce the number of crashes and casualties. We offer speed awareness courses to drivers who are within a certain threshold, however excessive speed cases such as this are referred to court.”

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