Celebrity News

Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie breaks her silence after getting a DUI

Plus, NOVA weighs in on the future of Kate's radio show.
Loading the player...

Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has addressed her fans after she was caught drink driving last week.

The 44-year-old radio host was pulled over in Sydney’s east on Monday, where she allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.06.

Kate was fined $600 and lost her license for three months on the spot for the low range drink driving.

On Sunday, Kate took to Instagram to address the situation, saying she is “truly sorry” for her actions.

Kate said she is “truly sorry” for her actions.

(Image: Instagram)

“Recently I undertook a random breath test. Although it was low level, the test came back positive,” the mother-of-one wrote.

“I made a poor decision and there is no doubt I understand the seriousness of my actions.”

“I am truly sorry.”

Loading the player...

In the wake of Kate’s DUI, rumours circulated that she was facing the axe from her NovaFM drive show Kate, Tim & Joel.

But a spokesperson for the station has put whispers of a firing to bed and confirmed Kate will return to the show in weeks.

“As you can appreciate, NOVA Entertainment does not comment on personal matters relating to any of our employees,” a spokesperson said.

Kate will return to her NovaFM drive show Kate, Tim & Joel within weeks.

(Image: Instagram)

“Whilst we don’t usually comment on this type of unfounded speculation, or confirm our presenter line up for 2023, we have no plans for any changes to the Kate, Tim & Joel drive show or Kate’s role within the show.

The network spokesperson went on to say that Kate is currently on planned leave and has been for the past few weeks, before praising the Summer Bay alum for being a “talented broadcaster and a respected member” of the team.

Related stories