Former Miss Great Britain Danielle Lloyd has accepted a public apology from a newspaper which printed false allegations about the star having sex with a DJ in a nightclub.

The Celebrity Big Brother contestant sued the Daily Star Sunday after it stated a tape existed of her "steamy romp" with a man she had only just met.

Lloyd's solicitor told the High Court: "The allegations are entirely false. The incident simply did not happen.

"The publication of this false article has caused hurt, embarrassment and distress to the claimant."

A payment from Express Newspapers will now be made to The Linda McCartney Memorial Trust at the request of Lloyd.

Stephen Bacon, the counsel for the newspaper group, said: "The defendant acknowledges that the false allegations should never have been published. It is happy to meet the claimant's request that a donation be made to the charity of the claimant's choice.

"It also undertakes never to repeat the allegations and to reimburse the claimant's legal costs in full."

Lloyd was a contestant on the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother and formally dated Premiership footballer Teddy Sheringham.

The 23-year-old was at the High Court in London to hear the result.

04/05/2007 14:31:07