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Sex sells. And sex between people who aren't supposed to be doing it sells even more. The News of the World's

22 September exclusive on the disgraced Roman Catholic cleric Roderick Wright - "Runaway Bishop Confesses All" screamed the front page - put an estimated 70,000 on sales that day, taking circulation over 4.6 million. Weekend TV news bulletins gave free publicity, but the revelations hadn't come cheap - the paper claims it paid Wright in the region of pounds 20,000.