Chloe Madeley has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

The daughter of TV presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan was arrested after a crash in Barnet, north London, in the early hours of August 16 after her car clipped another vehicle and overturned.

Hendon Magistrates’ Court heard that the 22-year-old had drunk two cocktails earlier in the evening and was almost twice the legal limit when the crash happened.

Chloe had returned home after socialising with friends, but left the house in her car because she ‘urgently required the services of a 24-hour chemist in relation to female products’, the court heard.

Sentencing Chloe to her driving ban, chair of the bench Clive Lewisohn said: “It’s a serious incident of drink driving. You exposed the public, including yourself, to considerable danger. There was an accident. Thankfully nobody was injured.

“We find that there is no mitigation whatsoever for your driving with excess alcohol on this occasion.”

He ordered Chloe to pay a total of £435, including £70 prosecution costs and £15 towards victims of crime, and told her the ban would start immediately. She was told that if she takes a drink-drive rehabilitation course the ban will be reduced by a quarter.

Chloe, who describes herself as a self-employed journalist, refused to comment after the hearing.