David Baddiel on Chris Huhne and public figures

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Comedian David Baddiel, when interviewed on the BBC This Week programme, said former MP Chris Huhne was "not just a liar a fool and a cheat" - because the details of texts exchanged between the politician and his son provided "a weird empathy for me as a parent" and revealed a family tragedy.

The comedian is about to put on a show looking at how public figures are perceived.

Michael Portillo said Mr Huhne had "paid the price for being a politician", but there was "no hint" the bankers behind the Libor scandal were to face prosecution.

They debated the downfall of the former energy secretary with Andrew Neil and Alan Johnson.

UK viewers have 12 months to watch the full programme on iPlayer

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