The Bill star Louisa Lytton returns to the party circuit for the first time since her drink driving conviction

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    Last updated at 7:03 AM on 4th March 2011

    Last month she was slapped with a 14-month driving ban after being convicted of drink driving.

    The remorseful actress, who pledged to ‘live and learn’ from her mistake after she was arrested in the early hours of January 30 in Belgravia for driving with excess alcohol, has taken a tentative step back onto the party circuit.

    But rather than heading to a nightclub, the 22-year-old opted for a more glamorous affair, attending the Prince’s Trust Spring Ball.

    Back in the spotlight: The Bill star Louisa Lytton arrives at the Prince's Trust Spring Ball last night, three weeks after her drink driving conviction

    Back in the spotlight: The Bill star Louisa Lytton arrives at the Prince’s Trust Spring Ball last night, three weeks after her drink driving conviction

    Charge: The actress was banned from driving for 14 months on February 12

    Charge: The actress was banned from driving for 14 months on February 12

    The turn of season soiree, held at the Hurlingham Club in south London, may have come a few weeks early, given the dip in temperature this week.

    But Louisa and her fellow attendees braved the winter chill to show off their Spring-appropriate wares.

    Louisa showed off plenty off skin in a strapless brown dress and nude heels. Going with the Spring theme, she left her shoulders and décolletage bare and went stocking-free.

     

    The former EastEnders actress had her hair in an elegant up ‘do, with striking cat eyeliner and red lipstick.

    Inside the event, she posed for photobooth pictures with her friend, Waterloo Road star Zaraah Abrahams.

    She took to Twitter to enthuse about VV Brown’s performance, writing: ‘Just incredible!!’

    VV Brown, one of the faces of M&S, posed outside the party in a below-the-knee navy frock, black loafers and striped socks.

    Glamorous: Waterloo road star Zaraah Abrahams chose an elegant strapless gown for the party, held at the Hurlingham Club in south London

    Glamorous: Waterloo road star Zaraah Abrahams chose an elegant strapless gown for the party, held at the Hurlingham Club in south London

    Photobooth buddies: Louisa posed for pictures with Zaraah inside the event

    Photobooth buddies: Louisa posed for pictures with Zaraah inside the event

    She had an outfit change before taking to the stage, appearing in an emerald green smock dress and a flower in her hair.

    The
    Love Bus star Zoe Salmon had a bit a of a wardrobe malfunction when the
    hem of her ill-fitting white satin dress came undone while she posed
    for the cameras.

    Kristina Rihanoff and Jenni Falconoer went
    glamorous for the event, while Emma Willis went for an androgynous look
    in a white high-neck blouse and black cropped trousers.

    Comfortable: Singer VV Brown went for comfort in flat loafer and socks

    Comfortable: Singer VV Brown went for comfort in flat loafer and socks

    Quick change: The face of M&S provided the evening's entertainment

    Quick change: The face of M&S provided the evening’s entertainment

    Jodie Harsh and Hayley Westenra also attended the party.

    Louisa, who played PC Beth Green in the ITV police drama,  appeared keen to move forward from her recent legal worries.

    During
    her court appearance on February 12, Lytton was banned from driving for
    14 months and fined £350 at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

    She
    was also ordered to pay £85 costs, with an offer to reduce her 14 month
    ban if she completes the Secretary of State-approved course.

    Wardrobe malfunction: Zoe Salmon had a fashion fail when he hem came undone, while Jenni Falconer was pretty in pink

    Joe Calzaghe and his Strictly Come Dancing girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff were matching in charcoal tones

    Joe Calzaghe and his Strictly Come Dancing girlfriend Kristina Rihanoff were matching in charcoal tones

    Her manager, Daren Dixon said afterwards: ‘She is very remorseful about this, and will move on. She will live and learn from it.

    ‘She will take the course and just get on with it, she wasn’t hiding from it.

    ‘She
    had only had one drink and was just over the limit, but she knows that
    the law is the law, she understands the severity of it, and that you
    can’t drink and drive.’

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    Suits you: Emma Willis went for an androgynous style, while Jodie Harsh chose some interesting trousers

     

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