Former Home and Away star Kate Ritchie has apologised profusely for her “poor decision” after being caught drink driving.

The 44-year-old was pulled over by police in Maroubra in Sydney’s east, for a random breath test and it is alleged she recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.06.

The radio host had her license suspended with a ban on driving for three months and a fine of $600.

On her Instagram, Kate apologised for her actions in the lead up to her return to TV as a judge on the Seven series, Australia’s Got Talent.

“Recently I undertook a random breath test. Although it was low level, the test came back positive,” she wrote.

“I made a poor decision and there is no doubt I understand the seriousness of my actions.”

“I am truly sorry.”

The incident comes as rumours swirl that Kate would not be returning to her regular radio hosting gig on the popular NovaFM drive show Kate, Tim & Joel.

The radio station refuted the rumours saying they are still in the process of confirming the line up for 2023.

“As you can appreciate, NOVA Entertainment does not comment on personal matters relating to any of our employees. Kate has made a statement on her socials in relation to the matter,” a spokesperson said.

“Whilst we don’t usually comment on this type of unfounded speculation, or confirm our presenter line up for 2023, we have no plans for any changes to the Kate, Tim & Joel drive show or Kate’s role within the show.

“Kate is currently on planned leave and has been for the past few weeks. She will return to the Kate, Tim & Joel show after survey break. Kate is a talented broadcaster and a respected member of the Kate, Tim & Joel and Nova Network team.”

Images: Instagram

This article first appeared on OverSixty.