Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are among a host of celebrities taking action over phone-hacking

You might have assumed that the phone-hacking scandal – which led to the demise of The News of the World in 2011 – had died down by now, but nope.

Loads of new claims have been made against News Group Newspaper, the former owner of that very same News of the World, and current owner of titles including The Sun.

Reports that Sir Elton John and Gordon Ramsay are among 63 people who are seeking compensation at the High Court. Other names mentioned include Doctor Who and Broadchurch star David Tennant, and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The publication also states that these 63 people join 28 who have made claims against News Group since April 2016.

Solicitor Christopher Hutchings of Hamlins, the lead firm for the claimants, is quoted as saying: "This surge in the number of claimants is a reflection of the expansion of the case to cover The Sun."

That expansion happened in (you guessed it) April 2016.

The BBC also states that over 1,000 people have already settled with News Group Newspaper over invasive practices since the scandal blew up in the early 2010s.

Hugh Grant famously spoke out against The News of the World, joining a group called 'Hacked Off' and presenting a Channel 4 documentary called Taking on the Tabloids.

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