Littlejohn back in the `Sun'

Controversy pays. Richard Littlejohn, the blunt-speaking, right- wing journalist and TV presenter, has returned to his natural home in the Sun and on Sky television for a hefty pounds 750,000 over two years.

Mr Littlejohn has been writing for the Daily Mail and presenting political and not-so-political chat shows since leaving the Sun in 1994.

Now, for his modest stipend he will be forced to write two columns a week for the newspaper and host one TV show a week on its sister satellite channel.

Mr Littlejohn is rolling like a pig in the proverbial because he has arranged a deal where his own production company, Uncut Productions, is to make the TV programme Littlejohn: Live and Unleashed.