In Hugh Grant's "turning the tables" secretly taped interview in this week's New Statesman with Paul McMullan (top) he catches the ex-News of the World journalist talking about doorstepping his old boss, Rebekah Brooks, for the Guardian.
McMullan tells Grant:"As well as doorstepping celebrities, I've also doorstepped my ex-boss by hiding in the bushes, waiting for her to come past with Cameron on a horse...before the election to show that - you know - Murdoch was backing Cameron.
"The Guardian paid me to do it and I stepped in it and missed them, basically. They'd gone past - not as good as having a picture."
- DemocracyFail has tweeted: "Monitoring Brooks friendship with Cameron is an example of when hiding in the bushes can benefit democracy."
Pic: Jon Slattery