UK TV star pays big price for speeding fines

Martin Clunes. Photo / Jane Ussher
Martin Clunes. Photo / Jane Ussher

A string of speeding fines has cost British TV star Martin Clunes more than his driver's licence.

The Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star, 50, has lost his job as the promotional face of UK insurance firm Churchill, after admitting to the company that a culmination of infringements meant he no longer had the legal right to get behind the wheel.

A statement from the insurer said advertisements featuring Clunes, in which the star was sometimes shown riding a motorcycle, have been cancelled.

"Churchill Insurance currently has no adverts with Martin Clunes on air and will be moving forward with new advertising in the New Year," the statement read.

- AAP

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