Ex-Hollyoaks star Ricky Whittle happy with verdict

Ricky Whittle has been found not guilty of dangerous driving.

The ex-Hollyoaks star was accused of intentionally driving his car at photographer Stephen Farrell in the early hours of 27 November 2009 in Liverpool.

But a jury at Liverpool Crown Court has cleared Ricky – who denied the charge – after a 3-day trial.

‘It’s been nine months of hell,’ says the 30-year-old. ‘I’m so glad it’s over…

‘It’s a situation I want to move on from. I want to move on to the next part of my career.’

Ricky was the runner-up on Strictly Come Dancing last year.