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Sun on Sunday seeks to overturn celebrity ‘threesome’ injunction by Friday

The celebrity couple at the heart of a so-called gagging order barring discussion of an alleged extra-marital ‘threesome’ in the press could be front page news as soon as Friday, following a fresh legal challenge by the Sun on Sunday.

A closed door appeal hearing is set to be held on the case at which judges will deliberate whether to unfetter the media in reporting the case or continue to protect the identity of the individual and their celebrity partner.

The limitations of the order in a global media environment were exposed with the couple being named by media outlets in America, Canada and Scotland but the couple at the heart of the story insist that the story has no relevance to public debate and were in an ‘open’ relationship.

At the time the injunction was agreed Lord Justice Jackson and Lady Justice King of the Court of Appeal stated that the pair were a ‘committed couple’, adding that the husband’s ‘occasional sexual encounters with others do not detract from that commitment’.

Until the injunction is cancelled however all that can be said of the couple is that they are both in the entertainment business and have children.

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