Jeremy Paxman at the Leveson Inquiry
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Leveson Inquiry: Piers Morgan explained phone hacking - Paxman

Jeremy Paxman has told the Leveson Inquiry Piers Morgan explained to him 10 years ago how to hack mobile phones.

The Newsnight presenter said it happened at a lunch at which Mr Morgan, then Daily Mirror editor, teased Ulrika Jonsson that he knew about her phone conversations with Sven-Goran Eriksson.

He said the incident happened at a lunch organised by Trinity Mirror.

Mr Morgan has Tweeted: "That's the last time I'm inviting Jeremy Paxman to lunch. Ungrateful little wretch."

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 23 May 2012
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