We're pretty sure you couldn't find a better indicator of the sordid relationship between press and politics in the UK than this.
Tony Blair, who became British Prime Minister in 1997 after unprecedented support from Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspapers, is godfather to one of Murdoch's daughters.
The bombshell comes from Vogue's October issue interview with Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng, according to The Telegraph. Blair has refused to comment but News Corp has confirmed the details.
The news is likely to embarrass the Labour party, who might have hoped to keep the moral high ground after Gordon Brown's relatively cold relationship with Murdoch.
Many had wondered why Blair had been so quiet during this summer's phone hacking scandal. It had been reported in July that Blair was trying to put pressure on renegade MP Tom Watson for his investigation into the Murdoch empire's phone hacking, reports The Telegraph.
Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman are also godparents to Deng's children, Deng confirms.
Business Insider Europe, by Adam Taylor