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Stephen Fry's partner Elliott Spencer banned from driving

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Media captionActor Stephen Fry accompanied his partner Elliott Spencer to court in Cwmbran

The partner of Stephen Fry has been banned from driving after speeding at more than 100mph to get the comedian to the Hay-on-Wye literature festival.

Elliott Spencer, 27, was accompanied by the actor and QI TV quiz host when he appeared at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

Spencer was banned from driving for seven days after being clocked driving at 101mph in a 70mph zone on the A449.

The pair announced on Tuesday that they will marry later this year.

The court heard the pair were running late when Fry told his partner to "get a move on" in the loaned Aston Martin DB9 they were travelling in.

The couple were driving from their London home to the festival on 24 May when they were caught by a mobile speed camera near Newport.

The actor was giving his inaugural address as president of the literature festival.

As well as the ban, Spencer was fined £100 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge.

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