Person who played the Stig on Top Gear wanted to publish autobiography. BBC sued publishers alleging breach of confidence. D claimed there was no breach as information had already been made public through widespread press speculation as to identity of the Stig. Held:
· Identity of Stig was so generally accessible that it could no longer be regarded as confidential.
· This because press coverage went well beyond mere speculation as to Stig’s identity
Ø Rather the statements as to Stig’s identity by press would be understood by public as statements of fact