Alan Carr is seen for the first time since husband Paul Drayton’s court appearance over drink-drive crash as he parties at Kelly Hoppen’s CBE bash  

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  • Allen’s husband was charged with drunk driving in Horsham, West Sussex last month
  • Paul initially denied the charge but converted the plea to guilty earlier this week.
  • The court was told that his Mitsubishi 4×4 was ‘roaring from side to side of the road’
  • Judge said ‘huge possibility’ Paul will now have to go to jail
  • Alan and Paul have been married since 2018
  • Last August, the comedian revealed that the lockdown had prompted her husband to drink alcohol again

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Alan Carr put on a brave face as she was first seen as her husband Paul Drayton pleaded guilty in court to a drink-drive charge.

The 45-year-old comedian attended designer Kelly Hoppen’s CBE party in London on Tuesday, along with a host of stars including Amanda Holden and Philip Schofield.

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Allen shows no sign of the personal troubles faced by her husband, Paul, as they play the cameras while leaving Langen’s brasserie.

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Getting out: Alan Carr put on a brave face as she was first seen since her husband Paul Drayton pleaded guilty to a drink-drive charge in court this week.

Dressed in a pinstripe shirt, a black double-breasted coat and suit trousers, Allen put on a flamboyant look as he left the restaurant with friends.

Despite his animated appearance, Allen faced a rough week when his partner was warned that he was facing prison by a judge after being convicted of drunken driving in court.

Paul was charged with drunken driving when he was seated in a police car after a mother missed him by pushing a baby carriage while in her Mitsubishi 4×4 in West Sussex last month, Allen Just three miles from the £2.7 million home it shared with.

Upset: Paul was charged with drunken driving when he got into a police car, narrowly escaping after a mother was pushed four times out of a child's car (pictured in court on Tuesday)

Upset: Paul was charged with drunken driving when he got into a police car, narrowly escaping after a mother was pushed four times out of a child’s car (pictured in court on Tuesday)

Hitting the Town: The 45-year-old comedian attended Kelly Hoppen's CBE party in London on Tuesday, along with stars including Amanda Holden and Philip Schofield.

Hitting the Town: The 45-year-old comedian attended Kelly Hoppen’s CBE party in London on Tuesday, along with stars including Amanda Holden and Philip Schofield.

The judge told him that it was a ‘miracle’ that no one was killed when he got behind the wheel, while over four times the legal limit.

Originally, Paul denied the charge but pleaded guilty at Brighton Magistrates’ Court. The case has been adjourned for sentencing.

Allen’s husband was charged with driving with 153 mcg of alcohol in 100 mL of breath – over the limit of 35 mcg – although he initially claimed that the breath analyzer machine was not working properly.

District Judge Amanda Kelly said: ‘The starting point for this offense is a prison sentence of 12 weeks and it was for someone with low alcohol consumption and who did not hit a police car.

Brave Face: Allen shows no sign of the personal troubles faced by her husband Paul as they play the cameras while leaving Langen's brasserie

Brave Face: Allen shows no sign of the personal troubles faced by her husband Paul as they play the cameras while leaving Langen’s brasserie

Concerns: Despite his animated appearance, Allen has faced a rough week when his partner was warned that he would face prison by a judge after pleading guilty to drunk driving in court.

Concerns: Despite his animated appearance, Allen has faced a rough week when his partner was warned that he would face prison by a judge after pleading guilty to drunk driving in court.

‘I will order a pre-conviction report but highly likely you will be going to jail.

‘You have put the public in danger by driving here and there in that state. It is an absolute miracle that you are here today and have not killed or maimed any other member of the public.

‘You are now disqualified from driving from today. Be as honest as possible and be open with probation, but there is a possibility of detention.’

Paul—who has been married to comedian Alan since 2018—has a history of alcoholism and went into rehab that year.

Last August, the comedian revealed that the lockdown had made her husband start drinking again.

Intrigued: Paul—who has been married to comedian Alan since 2018—has a history of alcoholism and went into rehab in 2018 (pictured in 2019)

Intrigued: Paul—who has been married to comedian Alan since 2018—has a history of alcoholism and went into rehab in 2018 (pictured in 2019)

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