The Sun on Sunday is completely different to The News Of The World.
Or at least that was how it was sold to the public when it launched in the wake of the demise of Murdoch’s shamed paper – The News Of The World last year.
However, it seems that now the dust has settled and people are starting to forget about the phone hacking and bribery activities that were so rife behind the News International walls it’s time to start bringing back the old team.
Dan Wooton has announced today that he will be rejoining the old NOTW team and will be the new showbiz editor for the Sun on Sunday as part of wider changes expected to beef up the tabloid.
Wootton’s will have a double-page showbiz column which will launch by the start of next month. It will also coincide with the launch of the Sun’s £2-a-week digital paywall across its website, iPad and mobile apps on 1 August, which new Sun editor David Dinsmore has hailed as “a new package for a new era“.
Why are we still pretending that the Sun on Sunday was ever more than The News Of The World rebranded? Clearly, people with a NOTW shaped whole in their lives fell for it since they seem to be selling copies hand over fist each week.
A spokesman for the Sun confirmed Wootton’s appointment but declined to comment on further changes expected at the Sunday edition. He said: “We are always looking at ways we can evolve and improve the UK’s most popular newspaper, and we will announce any changes as and when they happen.”
In other worlds, even more of the News International cronies will be joining the good ship Sun on Sunday.
Musings from the thoughts of the Spin Alley staff