The Love Island star was also allegedly fined £1,660
The former Love Islander, who was recently left scared and shaken as a luxury yacht full of influencers "almost capsized" in Dubai, was allegedly caught breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M42 at Curdworth Warwickshire in her Mercedes-Benz GLC on 5 June, 2019.
The 22 year old is said to have plead guilty at a previous hearing, the case was adjourned so the reality star could put together her mitigation by explaining that she could suffer a loss of income if she was given a driving ban.Get exclusive celebrity stories and fabulous photoshoots straight to your inbox with OK!'s daily newsletter. You can sign up at the top of the page.
According to Metro.co.uk, the TV personality said the ban would cause her "exceptional hardship" at Coventry Magistrates' Court on 26 January.However, after it was found that Ellie earns £2,000 a week after tax, she was reportedly given six points, bringing the total up to 12 on her license and an automatic six-month ban. headtopics.com
According to the publication, Ellie told the court: "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."The blonde beauty went on to say she was not trying to make excuses for her actions, but she had "learned her lesson" and "didn't have any other offences," adding: "I’ve held my hands up and I’m really sorry."
Love Island 2019 villa contestants with celebrity and showbiz connectionsView gallery The star, who previously left fans in shock as she took her hair extensions out, was said to have been asked if there would be any impact on the jobs at the factory in Leicester if she could not drive there.
She allegedly replied that the employer would be impacted as she "couldn't work with him because I can't travel to Leicester".Despite this, chairman of the bench Neil Gallagher reportedly gave her the ban alongside a fine of £1,660 and ordered her to pay court costs of £110 and a victim surcharge of £167. headtopics.com
Love Island 2020: After The Villa After deliberating, Mr Gallagher said: "Exceptional circumstances is a very high hurdle and I’m afraid in the circumstances we find it does not apply in your case."He added: "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."Read more: OK! Magazine »
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