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James Corden lands three exclusive interviews as the Sun’s guest editor

Comedian interviewed David Cameron and put topless men on Page 3 as he guest edited the newspaper for Sport Relief

The Sun was edited today by James Corden and landed three exclusive interviews. The first, which was splashed across page 1, was “an eye-opening interview” with prime minister David Cameron.

Political editor Tom Newton-Dunn describes the “high octane exchange” as “the toughest verbal grilling” Cameron has “ever had in No10.”

Among the “revelations” is Cameron’s belief that England was “lied to” over the 2018 world cup bid (which went to Russia) and that he wants London mayor Boris Johnson “back in parliament.” And that’s about it.

It was noticeable that Corden refused to run the usual picture of a topless woman on Page 3. He chose instead to carry a picture of himself and 11 male Sun staff in shorts. The caption said:

“There’s been a woman with her top off on Page 3 as long as I remember. I thought it was time the male workforce of The Sun gave a little back.

So here they are: The hottest hunks working on The Sun. You’re welcome, ladies.”

Corden also managed to get an interview with Tom Daley, the Olympic diving medallist, “speaking for the first time since coming out as gay.” And there was a third interview – with Real Madrid’s star turn, Gareth Bale. Corden also turned up in the Bizarre gossip column.

Corden’s guest editorship is part of this year’s Sport Relief fund-raising. According to the Sun’s leader, “the charity will get a penny from every sale of today’s paper”.

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No More Page 3 campaigners sponsor another women’s football team

A second women’s football team have accepted sponsorship from the No More Page 3 (NMP3) campaign. The senior players of Nottingham Forest Ladies are hoping to play in their new kit in three weeks’ time.

Club chair PJ Andrews said the NMP3 campaign – which is aimed at persuading The Sun to stop publishing daily pictures of topless women – “is an initiative fully embraced by our club members.”

Pointing out that more than 135,000 people have signed the group’s petition (see here), she said “a fair few of our members are amongst them”.

In December, Cheltenham Town Ladies FC also accepted NMP3 sponsorship and their two teams have since been wearing shirts that bear the “No More Page 3” logo.

An NMP3 spokeswoman said: “We are so excited to be sponsoring Nottingham Forest Ladies and nobody is more excited than our own Lisa Clarke who was born and bred in Nottingham and is a huge Nottingham Forest fan.”

She continued: “At NMP3 we are dedicated to seeing a more equal representation of women in the media. A big move towards that would be more coverage of women’s sport as this currently only makes up 5% of the total sports coverage.

“Women are making news in sport every week and we don’t get to see it. How fabulous would it be if we stopped the sexual images of women in our papers that make girls feel that their role is only to decorate and instead inspired the next generation of young women to action by showcasing sportswomen?”

Sources: NMP3/Notts Forest Ladies/#KitOn

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