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No topless models on page 3 sparks sharp debate

So far it has not been officially confirmed and may yet prove to be an elaborate stunt - but reports that the Sun newspaper has called time on page three has sparked sharp debate.

There has been no topless model in the paper since Friday - a move which has been welcomed by ministers and campaigners, but not by all of the models themselves.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

Melinda Messenger: 'Good decision' to end page 3

Former page 3 model Melinda Messenger. Credit: PA

Television presenter and former page 3 model Melinda Messenger has issued a statement saying it is a "good decision" to end page 3 in the Sun newspaper.

I personally think it's a good decision to end page 3. It's had a long life but we all have to change for the better. That is what society is all about.

We live in a time now, where we are one click away from seeing thousands of naked images of both men and women.

Our kids have full access to a whole gamut of images, a lot of which are potentially damaging to the development of their sense of self, and I think this is the bigger issue we should be concerned about.

– Melinda Messenger
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