As the dust settles on the arguments over press regulations, well known personalities up and down the country are now pondering a future without the libellous, salacious and often fictitious headlines that made many of the famous in the first place. The list of 'celebrities' affected ranges from A to Z list.
Speaking on behalf of previously scorned celebrities, Charlotte Church explained her issue with the Royal Charter. 'The last time I had any kind of free publicity was my appearance at the Leveson Inquiry. Since then I've not had so much as a long lens topless photo appearing on page 34 of the Daily Sport. I'm tempted to start a rumour about an affair with Steve Coogan. I have even resorted to making music again to earn a living and that's in no one's best interests'.
However one editor said he had little sympathy. 'We promised to stop paying the Police so they could prosecute us when we broke the law, but these 'stars' wanted to go further, and now their careers will be over. I have witnesses to say I left a message with Hugh Grant to warn him this would happen. He may be in America but Piers Morgan heard every word, then pressed '2' and heard every word again.'
When asked why he decided to warn Mr Grant, the editor said 'If anyone would have understood, surely it would be the man who only made a career playing an Englishman with a plum in his mouth because the papers showed him with a prostitute with his plums in her mouth'.