The photo of a winking ‘Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth’ appears after campaigners claimed victory in having the feature scrapped.
The Sun has published a photo of a topless woman for the first time in almost a week after speculation the newspaper had scrapped its Page 3 feature.
The newspaper featured a winking “Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth” on Page 3 in Thursday’s edition – the first such image published since last Friday.
“Further to recent reports in all other media outlets, we would like to clarify that this is Page 3 and this is a picture of Nicole, 22, from Bournemouth,” the paper states beneath a headline “Clarifications and Corrections”.
“We would like to apologise on behalf of the print and broadcast journalists who have spent the last two days talking and writing about us.”