Emmerdale star Danny Miller has been banned from driving for six months, despite begging magistrates to let him keep his license after speeding offences.
The 20-year-old, who plays Aaron Livesy in the ITV soap, amassed 15 penalty points in just nine months after exceeding the speed limit in parts of Manchester and on the M60 motorway.
However, Miller asked Manchester Magistrates Court for a pardon on the grounds of “exceptional hardship” and claimed that a ban would hinder his charity work.
Miller – co-founder and ambassador of the children’s charity Once Upon A Smile – argued: “It will have a massive impact if I lost my licence. I have learned my lesson, I am genuinely sorry.”
According to the Manchester Evening News, bench chair Alison Edwards said when passing sentence: “You have acquired your 15 points in a very short time and not taken on board the importance of keeping to the speed limit.”
The court had earlier heard that Miller was “a very embarrassed young man” who had been given a “grilling” by his parents about his driving.
Miller was fined £800 and told to pay £35 costs. The actor’s driving ban was suspended by magistrates until an appeal is heard at Manchester Crown Court.