TV star Amanda Holden was tipped off some time in 2003 that her phone had been, for some considerable time, hacked by Mirror Group Newspapers. Piers Morgan, the man this morning at the centre of a new Hackgate storm following further Radio interview revelations, was the editor of the Mirror from the mid 1990s until May 2004. Last week, Morgan issued a flat denial of involvement in phone hacking live on his CNN spot. US show business sources were later this morning mulling whether Mr Morgan’s job as the Larry King replacement in CNN’s talk-show slot may now be in jeopardy.
The Slog has learned from two cast-iron media and show business sources that Ms Holden was informed about the illegal hacking of her mobile 7-8 years ago by an MGN insider who disliked “what was going on” at the Mirror. Ms Holden’s affair with Neil Morrissey (while she was still married to Les Dennis) was a major embarrassment to her at the time, during 2000....read more at the SLOG