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A BBC Panorama report about the 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood will be aired tonight after originally being pulled at the last minute.

The BBC confirmed the programme Fake Sheikh: Exposed will air following recent legal interventions surrounding the programme.

Mahmood got his lawyers involved after he accused programme-makers of lining up discredited "whistle-blowers" to tarnish his reputation.

The BBC explained they originally pulled the show off air on the 11th hour as his lawyers came forward with "new information" relating to one of the cases involved in the programme.

Mahmood responded by saying the BBC's claims were "misleading".

The programme will now be shown on BBC One at 7:30pm.