Is it possible to truly recover from a scandal?

A massive piece of ruin like this doesn't last forever... He'll never have the same life but he could have an interesting, different life

– Jonathan Aitken

Lord Sewell, the former deputy leader of the Lords, has stepped down after video emerged of him allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes. His fall from grace is the latest in a line of poliitcal scandals which have rocked Westminster. So what impact does such a scandal have on the person's family, on them personally, and can they ever recover?

We speak to former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken who was convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice and received an 18 month prison sentence, of which he served seven months. He tells GMB of the emotions he and his family felt during the time.

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Can you help Karen find her mum?

Karen as a baby

Abandoned in a cardboard box as a baby, 57-year-old Karen Waterton is making a heartfelt appeal to find her mum.

She has gone some way to solving the puzzle after a recent DNA test revealed she was 86 percent Irish but after a close call where a woman who came forward turned out to be unrelated, she's ready to meet her true biological mother.

Karen today joins us on the GMB sofa with her daughter Sarah and foundling expert Ally Mitchell.

Do you know anything about who Karen's mum might be? If so get in touch with us at (terms and conditions).

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US dentist 'deeply regrets' killing famous lion

Cecil the lion was distinctive for his black mane

I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion

– Walter Palmer

An American dentist has admitted his regret after it emerged he could have killed one of Africa's most famous lions.

Conservationists in Zimbabwe have accused prolific game hunter Walter Palmer of being the alleged killer of Cecil, the star attraction at the Hwange national park.

Palmer is thought to have paid $50,000 (£32,000) to guides for the chance to kill Cecil around July 6. It is said he first shot at the lion with a bow and arrow but when that failed they tracked him down and shot him with a gun 40 hours later.

He released a statement late on Tuesday saying that he thought everything about his trip was legal and he wasn't aware of the animal's status until the end of the hunt.

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There are no rules for Dame Helen Mirren

I like Dam Helen Mirren. In many ways I am that Damn Helen Mirren

– Dame Helen Mirren jokes about her noble title

Fresh from her Tony award winning performance in The Audience on Broadway, Dame Helen Mirren celebrates her return to the UK and joins us on the GMB sofa.

Helen celebrated her 70th birthday just two days ago and doesn't understand why everyone is so fascinated by it. She said to Ben Shepherd, "It's boring. I look 70... with a lot of make up on!"

Heart transplant mum competes in British Transplant Games

Twenty months ago, mum of one Louise McLellan was hardly able to walk but following a heart transplant she is taking part in the British Transplant Games.

The tournament is designed to demonstrate the success of transplantation and encourage recipients of organs to take exercise.

Louise hopes to encourage organ recipients to take up exercise. She said that since her transplant her life has 'completely transformed.'

Louise said, "I'm full of energy, I exercise daily. I enjoy everything I do. I enjoy taking on new challenges. I'm not the best at running or the fastest but I love it because I've never been able to do it before."

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Why phoning home from abroad can be costly

Briton's spend £573m on phone charges abroad but do you know whether your tariff covers you for holidays?

According to research carried out by iD, the new network from Carphone Warehouse, the average holidaymaker spends 40 minutes per day online when abroad.

Technology expert, Will Frances says that now we all have smart phones, it's the things they get up to in the background that we need to be aware of. "They're updating apps, they're syncing your photos... so it's really easy to build up megabytes of data usage."