Tom Triggered The Tale

There’s an interesting snippet from Tom Bradby’s diary in this week’s ES Magazine. The ITV political editor is mates with the Prince William, but Guido didn’t know that he triggered the whole sorry phone-hacking saga:

“The then News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman’s decision to write a story about me cutting a gap-year video for Prince William must now go down as one of the most expensive in history. Since very few people knew about it, I concluded that rumours I’d picked up about tabloid hacks accessing voice messages must be true and told William as much. Along with his Private Secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, we decided it might be an idea for him to do something about it.”

And the rest they say is…




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