So, the bloke got his end away, pissed off the wife, the mistress got pregnant….and now, years later, he finds out the kiddy\’s not his.
A married TV star who won a court order to hush up an affair has discovered the ‘love child’ he thought he had fathered is not his after all.
The man, a journalist and household name, learnt the startling truth following a DNA test, it was reported yesterday.
The dramatic twist comes after he spent years trying to keep details of his affair and the child a secret.
In 2008 the man was granted a draconian injunction after convincing a High Court judge that the public should not be allowed to learn of his infidelity.
At the time, he believed the child was the result of his relationship with his mistress.
After learning of her pregnancy, he confessed the affair to his wife, and agreed to make regular payments towards the child’s upbringing.
Under the terms of the injunction, neither the cheating man, nor his mistress – a successful writer – nor the child can be named.
Yesterday, after the surprise DNA news was reported, speculation grew over the identity of the child’s real father.
One name in the frame is a former Labour minister said to have forged a close working relationship with the writer.
Blimey, what\’s the world coming to when you cannot trust your mistress not to put it about?
It was revealed in The Independent on 28 June 2008 by Richard Ingrams, that Marr has gained a high court injunction preventing disclosure in the press of \”private information\”. Unusually, permission had also been granted for the existence of the injunction not to be mentioned, and it was indeed not mentioned until Private Eye commented on it.
Alice Miles is at The Times, and David Blunkett (?) is still retired.