BBC's Andrew Marr drops 'embarrassing' gagging order

Privacy injunction in 2008 barred reporting of Marr's affair with fellow journalist.

BBC journalist Andrew Marr has lifted an injunction preventing journalists from revealing details of an extra-marital affair he had with another journalist.

The Daily Mail today reports that after challenging Marr over an affair he had eight years ago he "declared he was embarrassed by his gagging order and would no longer seek to prevent his story being published".

The High Court injunction was granted in January 2008 to stop publication of details about Marr's extra-marital affair with a "prominent political journalist".

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