SHE is famous for her boozy antics on screen – but drink driving has landed a Geordie Shore star with a ban from the roads.
Former ttonic barmaid Charlotte-Letitia Crosby has been disqualified for 18 months, after admitting getting behind the wheel while two times over the drink drive limit.
The 21-year-old, from Shellbark, Shiney Row, was caught by police as she drove through Durham on February 11.
A breath test showed she had 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
She put in a guilty plea at her first appearance before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court, with the bench ordering her to serve an 18-month ban.
She will be given an 18-week reduction in the disqualification if she completes a drink driver rehabilitation course, before the anniversary of the incident.
It happened on the A690 Leazes Bank, on Leazes Road, when she was driving a VW Beetle. She was also fined £250 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and £85 costs.
Crosby, a former St Anthony’s School pupil, was unavailable for comment yesterday.
A spokesman for MTV, which broadcasts Geordie Shore, said: “MTV is disappointed that Charlotte is the subject of such a charge.
“Charlotte apologises for her actions and will be embarking on a support programme to address the issue.”
This is not the first ban she has faced.
Last summer the bosses of Newcastle bars Perdu, the Quilted Camel, Barluga, Blackie Boy, Mushroom and Fluid said those who feature in the show would not be welcome at the venues fearing they would attract trouble.
Crosby has previously said she flies the flag for Sunderland on the late-night programme, which follows the antics of housemates as they party in Newcastle.
Geordie Shore’s producers have defended claims the show has damaged the reputation of the region and say it reflects well on the area. Its scenes feature the pals as they fight, drink and strip off.
Programme makers tout Crosby as an “attention seeker who’s more than a bit ditzy, and she’s always ready to pounce on any decent lads that come her way.”
They also say she does not care what people think about her and has found herself waking in police cells, bar toilets and the roof of her house in the aftermath of nights out.