LOVE Island's Ellie Brown has been banned for driving for six months after speeding at 101mph.
The reality star, 22, was well over the 70mph speed limit as she drove her £40,000 Mercedes-Benz GLC on the M42 at Curdworth, Warwickshire, in June 2019.
She had put forward an exceptional hardship plea insisting a ban would affect her ability to work as a model, Metro reports.
But a magistrate rejected it and handed down a ban as well as a £1,937 fine.
Ellie, who earns £2,000 a week after tax, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, before the case was adjourned to allow her to put together her mitigation.
Speaking at Coventry Magistrates’ Court yesterday, she said: "I have been self-employed for the past two-and-a-half years.
"I was on a TV show and when I came out I moved to Manchester to do modelling and different kinds of media. I do a lot of travelling to shoots and it could be anywhere from London, Scotland, Leeds or all over the UK.
"My fashion brand’s factory is in Leicester and I have to go there carrying a lot of stock.
"I’ve learned my lesson and I haven’t had any other offences. ‘I’ve held my hands up and I’m really sorry.’
However, Chairman of the Bench Neil Gallagher did not rule in Ellie's favour.
Addressing the court, he said: "Exceptional circumstances is a very high hurdle and I’m afraid in the circumstances we find it does not apply in your case.
"You’re on a good income at the moment. You have done well but I’m afraid we can’t avoid the ban and you will have to make other arrangements to travel around the country."
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