Alan Carr is seen for the first time since embattled husband Paul Drayton was told he faces jail

Alan Carr is seen for the first time since embattled husband Paul Drayton’s court appearance over drink-drive crash

Alan Carr put on a brave face as he was seen for the first time since his embattled husband Paul Drayton pleaded guilty to a drink-drive charge in court. 

The comedian, 45, attended designer Kelly Hoppen’s CBE party in London on Tuesday alongside a slew of stars including Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield. 

Alan showed no signs of the personal troubles his husband Paul is facing as he played up the cameras while leaving Langan’s Brasserie. 

Stepping out: Alan Carr put on a brave face as he was seen for the first time since his embattled husband Paul Drayton plead guilty to a drink-drive charge in court this week

Dressed in a pinstripe shirt, a black double breasted coat and suit trousers, Alan put on a flamboyant display as he departed the restaurant with pals. 

Despite his animated appearance, Alan has had a tough week after his partner was warned he faces jail by a judge after he pleaded guilty to drink driving in court. 

Paul was accused of drink-driving after he reversed into a police car, narrowly missing a mother pushing a pram, while in his Mitsubishi 4×4 in West Sussex last month, just three miles from the £2.7 million home he shares with Alan.

Troubled: Paul was accused of drink-driving after he reversed into a police car, narrowly missing a mother pushing a pram while four times over the limit (pictured at court on Tuesday)

Troubled: Paul was accused of drink-driving after he reversed into a police car, narrowly missing a mother pushing a pram while four times over the limit (pictured at court on Tuesday) 

Hitting the town: The comedian, 45, attended Kelly Hoppen's CBE party in London on Tuesday alongside a slew of stars including Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield

Hitting the town: The comedian, 45, attended Kelly Hoppen’s CBE party in London on Tuesday alongside a slew of stars including Amanda Holden and Phillip Schofield

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

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

Alan’s husband was charged with driving with 153mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – well over the limit of 35mcg – though he initially claimed the breathalyser machine was not working properly.

District Judge Amanda Kelly said: ‘The starting point for this offence is a 12 week prison sentence and that was for somebody with less alcohol and who didn’t hit a police car.

Brave face: Alan showed no signs of the personal troubles his husband Paul is facing as he played up the cameras while leaving Langan's Brasserie

Brave face: Alan showed no signs of the personal troubles his husband Paul is facing as he played up the cameras while leaving Langan’s Brasserie

Worries: Despite his animated appearance, Alan has had a tough week after his partner was warned he faces jail by a judge after he pleaded guilty to drink driving in court

Worries: Despite his animated appearance, Alan has had a tough week after his partner was warned he faces jail by a judge after he pleaded guilty to drink driving in court

‘I will order a pre-sentence report but the overwhelming likelihood is you will be going to prison. 

‘You have endangered the public by driving around in that state. It is an absolute miracle you are here to day and have not killed or maimed another member of the public.

‘You are now disqualified from driving from today. Be as honest and open with probation as you can be, but custody is likely.’

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 lockdown had tempted his teetotal husband to start drinking again.  

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

Embattled: 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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