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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 April, 2005, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Vic Reeves admits drink-driving
Vic Reeves and Nancy Sorrell
The couple appeared in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here
Comedian Vic Reeves has pleaded guilty to drink-driving after hitting a stationary car while over the limit.

Reeves crashed his Jaguar near his home in Maidstone, Kent, on Friday, 25 March, the town's magistrates heard.

The 46-year-old, whose real name is Jim Moir and who has featured in motor insurance adverts, was told he must not drive until he is sentenced.

A further charge of leaving the scene of an accident was adjourned until a hearing at the same court on 21 April.

Chairman of the bench Alan Phipps granted Reeves unconditional bail until the next court appearance.

TV adverts

Following the guilty plea, Churchill Insurance announced that it would no longer be using Reeves for future advertising campaigns.

He was the voice that asked questions of the nodding bulldog in the company's motor insurance adverts on TV for five years, but he has not been heard since he was charged.

Churchill spokesman Greg Dawson said: "We take all road safety issues extremely seriously, so feel that this can be our only course of action."

Reeves was accompanied to court by his wife Nancy Sorrell, but neither made any comment to the waiting media as they left.

The couple appeared together on ITV reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here".

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