Take That: Howard Donald named in appeal court

THE Court of Appeal today lifted a super-injunction preventing the naming of Take That star Howard Donald, who has won an order restraining publication of confidential information by a former girlfriend.

Mr Donald won the injunction in April after he received a text message from musician Adakini Ntuli.

It said: “Why shud I continue 2 suffer financially 4 the sake of loyalty when selling my story will sort my life out?”

Before solicitors became involved, Ms Ntuli, who is a single mother of two children of whom Mr Donald is not the father, employed the services of publicist Max Clifford and entered into negotiations with the News of the World.

The order granted by Mr Justice Eady restrained her from doing specified but unpublishable things and prevented her and others from publishing the fact that the injunction has been obtained.

Today, the court dismissed Ms Ntuli’s appeal seeking the discharge of the injunction but allowed her appeal in relation to the super-injunction and anonymity issues.