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TV chef charged with drink driving

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Celebrated chef John Burton Race has been charged with drink driving, Devon and Cornwall police have confirmed.

It is believed that Mr Race, who has also been charged with resisting a police officer, was stopped by police during a roadside check near Dartmouth on Friday morning.

The 52-year-old cook, known for running the New Angel Restaurant in Devon and for his appearances on the reality show I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, will appear before magistrates in Newton Abbot on November 17 to answer the charges.

Staff at the New Angel, which won a Michelin star in its first year, have not commented on the incident.

Mr Burton Race's ex-wife Kim famously closed the restaurant while the chef was in Australia filming "I'm a Celebrity".

The business was reborn in February last year with the backing of internet millionaire Clive Jacobs.

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