Piers Morgan fined for speeding

TV celebrity Piers Morgan has been fined and had points added to his driving licence after being caught breaking the speed limit in East Sussex.

The Britain's Got Talent judge was clocked driving at 51mph in a 30mph area in Brighton last year.

After pleading guilty by post, the 45-year-old was fined £666, had six points added to his licence and was told to pay £58 costs, a Brighton Magistrates' Court official said.

Morgan was caught speeding near the village of Newick, where he grew up and still maintains close links.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The offence was detected by a fixed speed camera, and the vehicle he was driving was doing 51mph in a 30mph zone, above our threshold for issuing a fixed penalty notice."

It has emerged that Morgan is in talks to make a chat show in the US. He has interviewed the likes of Simon Cowell and Gordon Brown on his ITV1 show Life Stories.

He was also previously the editor of the Daily Mirror and News of the World.

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