Phillip Schofield has said Imogen Thomas is ‘a wronged woman’.
The This Morning host and prolific tweeter also said at the Bafta TV awards in London that Twitter technology was ‘a difficult thing to police’.
He said of an injunction which bans the media from reporting on Big Brother star Imogen’s alleged affair with a top footballer: “I’ve been so tempted to say stuff that I’m not allowed to.
“I’ve met Imogen Thomas, I’ve met her twice and I think she is a very wronged woman. She has been hung out to dry. It’s not fair.”
The footballer is alleged to have been named in tens of thousands of messages on the Twitter microblogging site, run by a California-based company.
A Scottish newspaper has also named the footballer who is being linked to the controversial privacy case.
The Sunday Herald newspaper published a thinly concealed front page photograph of the player.
They printed his face with his eyes blacked out and ‘censored’ written over the top.
Beneath the picture they wrote: “Everyone knows this is the footballer accused of using the courts to keep allegations of a sexual affair secret.”
The newspaper is the first mainstream publication to identify the player.
The married star, who is referred to as CTB in court documents, is said to have had a sexual relationship with Ms Thomas.
He obtained an order preventing The Sun newspaper from revealing his name last month and has now launched proceedings against Twitter and ‘persons unknown’.
In an editorial, the Sunday Herald said it was ‘unsustainable’ for newspapers not to be able to print information which is available on the internet.