By Daniel Hunter

The Mirror Group Newspapers have paid former England footballer Paul Gascoigne £188,250 in phone-hacking damages.

Gascoigne's was one of eight payouts totaling £1.2 million announced at the High Court in London. Actress Sadie Frost won £266,000 in damages and EastEnders actor Shane Richie was awarded £155,000.

Former EastEnders actress Lucy Benjamin received £157,250 and Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati was awarded £117,500.

BBC creative director Alan Yentob was awarded £85,000, TV producer Robert Ashworth who was married to Coronation Street actress Tracy Shaw, received £201,250. And finally, Lauren Alcorn, a flight attendant who had a relationship with footballer Rio Ferdinand, was awarded £72,500.

In February, Trinity Mirror, which owns the Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the People, issued a "sincere and unreserved apology" for intercepting voicemails.

Actress Sadie Frost said the ordeal had been a "living hell", with stories published in the newspapers leading her to not trust her own mother.

Paul Gascoigne said it had made him "scared to speak to anybody" and "ruined his life".