Former Conservative politician Lord McAlpine has won £125,000 compensation from ITV after This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield linked him to child sex allegations live on air.
Schofield was interviewing Prime Minister David Cameron at the time when the presenter pulled out a list of alleged paedophiles in the Conservative party. The names it contained were partially seen by millions of viewers and included McAlpine's name.
ITV has apologised for the incident and offered to pay the Tory peer £125,000 in damages. McAlpine has already agreed a £185,000 package with the BBC for their Newsnight programme that alleged a senior conservative politician during the Tatcher era had abused children at the Bryn Estyn care home in north Wales.
McAlpine solicitor Andrew Reid has already confirmed that McAlpine will take action against those who defamed him on Twitter as well. These include high profile figures such as wife of the speaker of the hosue Sally Bercow and comedian Alan Davies.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner