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Three Court Of Appeal judges have ruled the celebrity couple hiding behind an injunction should be named in England and Wales. The Sun On Sunday wants to name the man who took part in a threesome and on Monday (18 April) took its fight to the Court of Appeal to overturn a ban.

The man's identity has been revealed by publications across the world, including America and as close to home as Scotland, but was prohibited in England and Wales. Judges said the restrictions should be lifted during a hearing on Monday (18 April) but held back on allowing publication until the man can lodge an appeal with the Supreme Court.

They said the celebrity cannot be identified until a decision is made on whether the case goes to the highest court in the UK.

Monday's judgement came after the man fought the News Group Newspaper − The Sun On Sunday's publisher − to keep his name out of the spotlight. Two judges previously agreed the man's privacy should be maintained but The Sun On Sunday argued the cat was already out the bag across the globe and that the anonymity should be lifted.

The individual now has until 10am on Tuesday 19 April to make his argument that the case should go to the Supreme Court.