THE FATHER of a little girl injured in the crash that led to Ant McPartlin’s drink-driving arrest has spoken out.
Restaurant owner Faheem Vanoo and his wife Shilpa Dandekar were travelling with their daughter Amaira, four, when their green Mini was involved in a head-on collision with Ant’s car.
The drink-drive crash left the father and his daughter “shocked and dazed” but without any serious injuries.
Now, Mr Vanoo has said to MailOnline he does not care whether Ant McPartlin is “a millionaire or a famous TV star, he could have put my daughter in a wheelchair”.
Shilpa also told The Sun that she had to be held back after the collision, because she wanted to smash McPartlin in the face.
Mr Vanoo said: “His Mini came flying around a sharp corner on the wrong side of the road trying to overtake a blue car. I hardly had time to react and turned in towards the kerb to avoid a head-on collision.
“I’m convinced that split-second turn of the wheel saved us all from being crippled or killed. I reckon he was doing 50 or 60mph.
“The horn of his car was blaring and my little girl was crying in shock. It was a terrible, chaotic scene.”
He described the experience as a “nightmare”, and admitted the family have all been left “shaken”.
The restaurant owner also said he’s been asked not to talk directly about the accident by police.
When asked if he had been contacted by Declan Donnelley’s co-star Ant, he said: “I cannot talk about that.”
The couple’s daughter was taken to West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth by her parents for check-ups, and was not kept in overnight for any treatment.
ITV presenter Ant allegedly crashed his Mini into two cars on West London road near Richmond Park at around 4pm on Sunday.