TV STAR Chris Tarrant appeared before magistrates this week charged with drink driving.

Tarrant, aged 71, was arrested following an incident in Chapel Row, Bucklebury, on Saturday, December 16.

The Who wants To Be A Millionaire? star appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court on Monday, December 18.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “A man has been charged in connection with an incident which occurred in Chapel Row, Bucklebury, Berkshire on Saturday (16/12).

“Chris Tarrant, aged 71, of Pease Hill, Bucklebury, was charged on Saturday with one count of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the limit.

“He appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Monday.”

Radio host Tarrant bought his home in Bucklebury, the same village where Kate and Pippa Middleton grew up, for £1m back in 2004.

It has been extended several times and he found himself in a planning dispute with villagers when he tried to extend it for a fourth time in 2016.

Bucklebury Parish Council rejected the proposals but they were later passed following an appeal.