Crying Michelle Bridges apologises to family after drink-driving conviction

A crying Michelle Bridges has apologised in a Sydney court for her "gross error in judgement" after the television personality and personal trainer was caught drink-driving with a child in the back seat.

The 49-year-old fitness guru blew 0.089 after being stopped for a random breath test on New South Head Road in Bellevue Hill on Australia Day.

Magistrate Allison Hawkins on Tuesday convicted Bridges, handed her a $750 fine and accepted the incident was "humiliating" for the former reality TV star.

Michelle Bridges has apologised outside court. Source: AAP

"I would like to apologise to my family, my friends and my community for this gross error in judgment," Bridges told reporters outside Waverley Local Court.

Bridges, who was a personal trainer on TV show The Biggest Loser until 2015, has also authored books and magazine columns and has an activewear line.

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