Stephen Fry's fiancé gets driving ban

Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer

Elliott Spencer, the partner of actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry, has been banned from driving.

Spencer, whose engagement to Fry was announced on Tuesday, was spotted by a speed camera driving at more than 100mph in a 70mph zone in an effort to get his fiancé to the Hay-on-Wye literature festival.

In a court appearance at Cwmbran Magistrates' Court yesterday, Spencer was banned from driving for seven days and fined a total of £205 including costs.

The court was told that the couple were running late for the literature festival and that Fry has urged his partner to "get a move on".

Fry, who accompanied his partner to court, said that he assumed all responsibility as it was he who had urged Spencer to put his foot down "in a moment of indiscretion".

The couple have yet to set a date for their wedding.