Video: Coogan vs News of the World

Steve Coogan became an internet hit over the weekend as the video of his brutal attack on News of the World journalist Paul McMullan stormed the internet. Friday night’s programme, which followed the arrest of David Cameron’s former aide Andy Coulson, topped a fine week for the programme. Newsnight‘s viewing figures, which have been flagginf of late, were boosted by the News of the World scandal and 3.65 million people tuned in to hear reaction on Wednesday night. Coogan – who has had his phone hacked in the past – was just one of many celebrities who queued up to have a go at the paper with Will Self and Hugh Grant also appearing.