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Nail loses in News of the World libel damages appeal

LONDON – 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet' actor Jimmy Nail has lost his appeal for an increase in £30,000 libel damages from the News of the World after the case was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

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Nail sued over a 2002 article in the News of the World about his sexual behaviour and "prima donna attitude" and was awarded £30,000 in damages by the High Court in March this year.

But the actor was left with court fees adding up to more than £200,000 because he refused an offer for £37,500 to settle the case and so decided to appeal.

Nail, who was also a singer in the 1980s with the hit 'Crocodile Shoes', now faces the added cost of the appeals hearing.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, representing Nail said: "Damages should not be set at a level which makes libel cheap at the price."

Last year, Nail played Oz in the award-winning series about a group of builders from the North East of England, also won libel damages against Trinity Mirror.

'Auf Wiedersehen Pet' was first shown in the 1980s with a new series broadcast in 2002, which reunited the characters in the US.

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