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Susannah Constantine says she’s about to lose driving licence and jokes she may get a bike

Susannah Constantine has revealed she thinks she’s about to lose her driving licence after ‘totting up’ too many points.

The former TV stylist, 58, explained that she keeps getting speeding fines and even managed to get two during one drive to Cornwall.  

Appearing by video link on Jeremy Vine on 5 on Friday, Susannah said: ‘I’m about to lose my licence I think so I might have to take up a bicycle.

Oh dear: Susannah Constantine has revealed she thinks she’s about to lose her driving licence after ‘totting up’ too many speeding fines and points (pictured in 2019) 

When asked what happened to her licence, Susannah replied: ‘I have too many speeding fines and what’s known as a totter – I keep getting points on my licence.

‘I got two in one journey when I was going down to Cornwall on the A3O3 and I was only 2mph over on one stretch and 4mph over on another.’

She continued to explain that the drive happened ‘very early in the morning, at 4 o’clock’ when Jeremy joked that he didn’t know you could go quickly down the road.

Susannah then added that she got ‘camera-ed’ during the trip and told the TV host she felt: ‘That sinking feeling when the flash goes off.’

Not great: The former TV stylist, 58, joked that she might have to get a bike while chatting via video link Jeremy Vine on 5 on Friday

Not great: The former TV stylist, 58, joked that she might have to get a bike while chatting via video link Jeremy Vine on 5 on Friday

Susannah has previously expressed her disdain for cyclists and even joked that she would run over her own husband if she saw him out on his bike.

The London-born star, who lives in West Sussex, launched into a passionate rant about riders during an episode of her My Wardrobe Malfunction podcast last July.

Speaking to actress Sarah Parish, who was trying to coax her into taking part in a charity bike ride in 2022, she exclaimed: ‘I f****** hate cyclists. 

‘My husband is a cyclist and if I see him on the road on his bicycle, I’m gonna run him over!  

Not a fan: Susannah previously said she detests cyclists and joked that she would run over her own husband Sten (pictured together) if she saw him out on his bike

Not a fan: Susannah previously said she detests cyclists and joked that she would run over her own husband Sten (pictured together) if she saw him out on his bike

‘And the day when I know I’m about to die, I’m going to get in my car aged 90 and I’m going to drive into cyclists wearing lycra, kill the lot of them and go and die in jail. I’m not cycling, ever!’

She added that she was once due to go on a cycle around where she lives in Sussex but point blank refused to wear lycra.

‘I said, “I will come, but I will not wear lycra, and if I’m seen by anybody, I’m gonna cycle behind a bush and hide”. ‘I don’t know what it is I just find them so irritating.’

She later apologised for the remarks with a statement on Twitter saying her remarks were intended as a joke and that it was ‘insensitive’ to say she’d run anyone over. 

Susannah’s driving woes come after she revealed that she is a recovering alcoholic, explaining it was liberating to finally admit to having a drinking problem.

Not for her: Thinking about cyclists on another podcast last July, Susannah said 'don't know what it is I just find them so irritating' (pictured at Strictly Come Dancing in 2018)

Not for her: Thinking about cyclists on another podcast last July, Susannah said ‘don’t know what it is I just find them so irritating’ (pictured at Strictly Come Dancing in 2018)

The author, whose mother was also an alcoholic, said she has been in recovery for seven years.

She made the admission on podcast My Mate Bought A Toaster, hosted by comedian Tom Price, on which celebrities talk about their Amazon orders.  

Susannah was discussing the book Living With The Passive Aggressive Man: Coping With The Hidden Aggression – From The Bedroom To The Boardroom by Scott Wetzler.

The mother-of-three said: ‘I’m going to say this and I’m going to say this on your podcast and it’s not something I’ve spoken about before, really. It’s important. I’m in recovery.

‘I’m an alcoholic and I’ve been in recovery for nearly seven years now and at that time, as an addict, often what you would do was put all my own defects and find someone else to attach them to, so I thought my husband was passive aggressive, but actually I was the one that was passive aggressive and I’ve realised that over time and in recovery.

‘I was the awful passive aggressive and my poor husband was the one who had to live with it.’

Susannah, who has been in recovery since 2013, said her ‘lightbulb moment’ came when she realised she was accountable for her decisions.

‘It was so liberating and I felt a lot of shame most of the time, but when I realised that, the relief was so immense because I could change it,’ she said.

At one with nature: Elsewhere during lockdown, the TV personality has been enjoying some freezing dips in the sea near her West Sussex home

At one with nature: Elsewhere during lockdown, the TV personality has been enjoying some freezing dips in the sea near her West Sussex home


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