Man who couldn’t stop complaining about Ant McPartlin being on TV sent to jail
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A man who repeatedly called police to complain about Ant McPartlin hosting Britain's Got Talent has been jailed.
David Kates-Lowick, 57, was furious that the Geordie star was back on TV after his drink driving conviction.
Kates-Lowick, who was under the influence of prescription drugs at the time, was jailed for 19 weeks after making four calls to Dyfed-Powys police in three days and breaching a suspended sentence.
Ant was given a 20-month driving ban and fined £86,000 after an accident in London in March 2018.
He returned to TV for the Britain's Got Talent auditions in early 2019 after missing last year's I'm A Celebrity.
A court on Wednesday heard that Kates-Lowick rang the police and told operators he was upset that Ant could still drive and keep his job when others may have lost their livelihood, the Sun reports.
The prosecutor stated four calls were made to police over the three day period and the 57-year-old was under the influence of prescription drugs when he made the calls.
Defence lawyer Owain Jones added that the calls, made to non-emergency number 101, suggested he had "significant mental health issues," amounting to "a plea for help".
Kates-Lowick admitted his calls were not a genuine police matter and breached his suspended sentence.
Court chairman David Subacchi activated ten weeks of Kates-Lowick's suspended sentence, and sentenced him to a further nine weeks in prison, to run consecutively, for the most recent offence.
Ant and Dec are back on-screen on Saturday for the fourth semi-final of this year's BGT, with last week's result sparking no end of controversy, with some angry viewers even calling for the judges to be sacked over their decision.
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