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Horror crash Amy - 'I'm lucky to be alive'

TV star Amy Childs has said she is "lucky to be alive" after her car overturned.

The 24-year-old (inset), who appeared in The Only Way Is Essex, escaped unscathed from the accident in London.

Her white Range Rover, which has the distinctive number plate WE11 JEL, came to a rest on its roof with its windscreen smashed, close to a crossing and outside a pub. Crossing signals were knocked over during the crash.

The presenter and beauty salon owner posted a message online yesterday which read: "I am so lucky to be alive, thank you to everyone for your lovely messages. God was definitely watching down."

The accident comes a week after Childs launched an ad campaign in which she posed on the bonnet of a smashed car with the same number plate.

She spent €100,000 on the plate, featuring her catchphrase "well jel".