They could have saved themselves a lot of agonising, and money actually, if they had just made that telephone call. They should have called me and I would have told them exactly what they learned later on - that it was complete rubbish and that I had only ever been to Wrexham once in my life... It gets into your bones, it makes you angry, and that's extremely bad for you to be angry, and it gets into your soul and you just think there is something wrong with the world.
Lord McAlpine will receive a payment of £185,000 after a settlement was reached with the BBC over false claims made in a Newsnight report.
George Entwistle will receive a 12-month salary after stepping down from the BBC, he is also reported to be entitled to his full pension.
BBC director general George Entwistle has fallen on his sword following the Newsnight child abuse scandal.