The celebrity threesome injunction will be lifted at 1pm tomorrow, but one in four British people already know who the names of the couple

The identities of a celebrity couple involved in an extra-marital threesome are already allowed to be printed in China, America, Spain and even Scotland, but in England an injunction means publicising their names carries a hefty punishment. That will change tomorrow as judges yesterday decided to lift the injunction, saying that already readers knew to whom headlines such as 'celebritish love cheat' refer.

New YouGov research reveals 25% of British people (or 29% of those who know about the case) say they know which celebrity couple the story concerns. That may sound lower than expected, but in fact it's near saturation – in Scotland, where the identities can be published, only 31% know the names of the celebrities involved.

One member of the celebrity couple to whom the injunction applies – who has children and whose spouse is well known – is alleged to have had a threesome with another couple out of wedlock. Experts claim the case may now have cost the couple £1million.

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