Television presenter Kate Garraway has launched a legal battle for libel damages of £250,000 over stories in the Sunday Mirror and Daily Mirror.
Garraway, who starred in Strictly Come Dancing, is suing over a series of stories in both papers describing her relationship with her co-star Anton du Beke (pictured).
She accuses the papers of putting her under covert surveillance for many days, and of publishing stories about an alleged affair with du Beke, despite her denials.
The stories claimed that she was betraying her husband Derek Draper and being unfaithful to him by having an affair with Anton du Beke, which she denies.
She alleges that the stories have seriously damaged her personal and professional reputations, and upset and distressed her.
Garraway is also seeking aggravated damages, and says the Sunday Mirror had been told before publication that she was not having an affair with du Beke.
Her agent, Jon Roseman, had told Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver that the allegation was false, and continued to deny the allegation during many more conversations with Weaver that day, it is alleged.
She claims eight photographs and a video were taken without her knowledge.