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Kate Ritchie to return to Nova FM’s drive show today after drink-driving incident

Kate Ritchie returns to Nova FM’s drive show TODAY after her drink driving and rumors she was replaced by Ricki-Lee Coulter

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Kate Ritchie is staying on at Nova FM – despite reports of her possible departure after a drink-driving incident – and will return to the studio on Monday afternoon alongside co-hosts Tim Blackwell and Joel Creasey.

The 44-year-old, one third of the popular Kate, Tim & Joel drive show, posted a picture on Instagram on Saturday of the three presenters in the back of a car on their way to work.

‘Back with the gang on set today…’ she captioned the photo.

Nova FM resident Kate Ritchie (centre) returns to the studio on Monday afternoon with hosts Tim Blackwell (left) and Joel Creasey (right) following her drink driving conviction.

Nova FM resident Kate Ritchie (centre) returns to the studio on Monday afternoon with hosts Tim Blackwell (left) and Joel Creasey (right) following her drink driving conviction.

Joel, 32, commented under the post: ‘She’s back baby! Love you and can’t wait to dance with you.’

He also wrote on his Instagram stories: ‘Our captain returns tomorrow.’

Despite industry murmurs Kate could be replaced by Ricki-Lee Coulter following her drink-driving charge, a spokesperson for the network confirmed this was not the case.

The 44-year-old, one third of the popular Kate, Tim & Joel drive show, posted this photo on Instagram on Saturday of the three presenters in the back of a car on their way to work

The 44-year-old, one third of the popular Kate, Tim & Joel drive show, posted this photo on Instagram on Saturday of the three presenters in the back of a car on their way to work

The 44-year-old, one third of the popular Kate, Tim & Joel drive show, posted this photo on Instagram on Saturday of the three presenters in the back of a car on their way to work

They assured that they have ‘no plans for any changes to the Kate, Tim & Joel drive show or Kate’s role on the show’, calling her a ‘talented broadcaster and respected member’ of the team.

Kate blew over the limit after she was pulled over by police in her blue Subaru station wagon for a random breathalyzer test on August 22.

She was immediately arrested and taken to Maroubra Police Station where she underwent a secondary breathalyzer which returned a positive reading of 0.06, just a shade over the legal limit of 0.05.

Despite industry murmurs Kate could be replaced with Ricki-Lee Coulter following her drink-driving charge, a spokesperson for the network confirmed this was not the case

Despite industry murmurs Kate could be replaced with Ricki-Lee Coulter following her drink-driving charge, a spokesperson for the network confirmed this was not the case

Despite industry murmurs Kate could be replaced with Ricki-Lee Coulter following her drink-driving charge, a spokesperson for the network confirmed this was not the case

Kate was fined $600 on the spot and suspended from driving for three months.

She has since apologized for her actions, saying she made a “bad decision”.

‘Recently I completed a random breath test. Although it was low level, the test came back positive,’ she wrote on Instagram.

Kate blew over the limit after she was pulled over by police in her blue Subaru station wagon for a random breathalyzer test on August 22

Kate blew over the limit after she was pulled over by police in her blue Subaru station wagon for a random breathalyzer test on August 22

Kate blew over the limit after she was pulled over by police in her blue Subaru station wagon for a random breathalyzer test on August 22

‘I made a bad decision and there is no doubt that I understand the gravity of my actions. I’m really sorry.’

The former Home and Away child star was stopped by police for a random breath test at 2.45pm on Heffron Rd in Pagewood on the day of the incident.

A police spokesman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘She was issued with an infringement notice for the offense of driving with a low range prescribed concentration of alcohol and issued with a license suspension notice.’

1663548926 457 Kate Ritchie to return to Nova FMs drive show today

1663548926 457 Kate Ritchie to return to Nova FMs drive show today

Kate was fined $600 on the spot and suspended from driving for three months. She later apologized for her actions, saying she made a “bad decision”

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