Gloria Hunniford, who was sat behind Sir Cliff Richard in court during the legal privacy battle that he has just won with the BBC, has told Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan about the singer’s mood when he won.
“We were all nervous for him,” she said. “When they read out that they’d won, I thought there might be a hand in the air in celebration – but I was quite taken aback, he was so incredibly emotional.
“When he went outside the court he couldn’t speak, he couldn’t hold the tears back. [It will] take a while to sink in that this is over for him. It’s been four torturous years and four million pounds.”
Hunniford added that the court case had reinforced just how much Sir Cliff’s privacy had been invaded.
“When Cliff was accused and that particular piece of film [was shown] with them [the police] going through the drawers and cupboards, people were so shocked. But seen night after night on news, [people thought] ‘that was so terrible’.”