THE daughter of disgraced former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys begged passengers to buy her booze when crew refused to serve her after she downed six shots of gin.
Jemma Keys, who appeared in Hollyoaks, necked the drinks half an hour into her flight back to London Gatwick after holidaying in Greece with her boyfriend.
Andrew Styczynski – The Sun Ex-Hollyoaks star Jemma Keys downed six shots of gin on a flight home from Greece
The 33-year-old admitted being drunk on an aircraft after Crawley Magistrates were told she consumed all the booze before staff had even got the trolley to the next row.
Her lawyer told the court that she had been teetotal for seven weeks before the flight and was the victim of a “controlling and aggressive” on-off boyfriend who had bought her the drinks.
Her beau had ordered three double gins and a small bottle of tonic, which were promptly necked by Keys last month.
The court heard Keys had “no recollection of the flight” and is mortified by the ordeal.
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Alpha Press Richard with his daughter Jemma and wife Julia before their divorce
Jeremy King, prosecuting, said: “Around 30 minutes or so into the flight the drinks service was provided.
“The flight attendant found Miss Keys’ seat to be empty but her partner was in the seat next to her and ordered three double gins, one tonic and one beer.
“By that point Miss Keys returned to her seat and ordered another gin and a lemonade.
“She was seen to drink three small bottles of gin in very quick succession – to the point where by the time the trolley got to the next row, the drinks had been finished.
“Flight staff refused to serve her due to the amount she was seen to drink on board and how she was clearly under the influence of alcohol.”
Channel4 Jemma starred in Hollyoaks as Stacey between 2004 and 2007
Channel 4 She downed the three double gins when she was travelling to London Gatwick
Magistrates heard Keys tried to persuade other passengers to buy booze for her, but she was caught by the crew.
Mr King added: “About 30 minutes before landing, she was heard asking her boyfriend to buy her a drink which he refused.
“There was an incident and she was moved to another row due to how drunk she was.
“The plane landed and police officers met the aircraft at Gatwick. She was taken to a police station and interviewed the same day.”
The court heard Keys, who has said in the past she has a drink problem, has previous convictions for drinking offences.
In 2013, she was convicted of drinking with excess alcohol, and being drunk on a highway.
Alpha Photo Press Agency Ltd. Jemma with mum Julia has had problems with alcohol in the past Andy Gray and Richard Keys sexism row
Seona White, defending, said: “She is a woman who struggled for most of her adult life, and earlier than that, with alcohol addiction. Something she desperately tried to control for a number of years.
“She’s a lady who’s been through detox a few times, on the last occasion it was a home detox. She thought she was doing well as she had gone seven weeks with no alcohol whatsoever.”
Ms White said Keys’ on-off boyfriend who was with her on the flight was “aggressive, manipulating and controlling” and an “enabler” for buying the drinks.
She added that her client had only intended to have one drink to “knock her out” for the flight home.
She said: “She drinks it all too quickly. She wants another drink, and another drink, and she becomes a nuisance.
“She’s a nuisance, she’s not a danger. She doesn’t make threats to staff or cause the flight to be diverted.”