Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing is fined £200 and handed penalty points for using his mobile phone while riding through London on a moped

Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing is fined £200 and handed penalty points for using his mobile phone while riding through London on a moped

  • Jamie Laing admitted breaking law by holding phone in two hands while driving

Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing has been fined nearly £200 and handed penalty points after he was caught using his mobile phone while riding a moped. 

The TV personality, 34, was driving his Piaggio Vespa along High Holborn, central London on February 15 when he was stopped by police.

Laing admitted breaking the law by holding his phone in two hands as he drove, according to a report by the Evening Standard

The star, also the founder of confectionary company Candy Kittens, was prosecuted through the Single Justice Procedure in a case dealt with privately.

He received six penalty points and was told to pay a fine of £192 as well as £110 costs and a £76 court fee. 

Jamie Laing, 34, (pictured) has been convicted and fined after he was caught using his mobile phone while riding his moped

The TV personality was driving his Piaggio Vespa along High Holborn, central London on February 15 when he was stopped by police (File image)

The TV personality was driving his Piaggio Vespa along High Holborn, central London on February 15 when he was stopped by police (File image) 

PC Alexandra Day said in a statement: ‘I noticed that the rider of this vehicle was using a hand-held mobile device whilst driving.

‘The device was being held in both their hands to the front, in front of themselves. 

‘I stopped the vehicle and spoke with the rider. I confirmed they weren’t making emergency contact to the 999 service.’

Laing is not believed to have made any official comment at the scene of the offence. 

The star, a former Strictly Come Dancing contestant, was initially posted a fixed penalty fine to the home he shares with his wife and TV star Sophie Habboo in Notting Hill. 

In July Habboo, 29, admitted she has been piling on the pressure to her husband to start having children soon.

Laing, 34, tied the knot with his wife and fellow Made in Chelsea star Sophie Habboo, 29, (left) in April at Chelsea registry office and again in a grand ceremony in Spain in late May

Laing, 34, tied the knot with his wife and fellow Made in Chelsea star Sophie Habboo, 29, (left) in April at Chelsea registry office and again in a grand ceremony in Spain in late May

Habboo, another Made In Chelsea star, tied the knot with Jamie at Chelsea registry office in April and again in a grand ceremony in Spain in late May.  

Habboo joked that she wants to have 20 kids and has been asking her new partner ‘when can we get started?’. 

Speaking to OK! magazine, she said: ‘All of Jamie’s friends have babies so they’re all like, ”So when are you starting?” I’m like to Jamie, ”So when are we starting?” ‘