The following week, PinkNews.co.uk published an unedited version of the photographs that revealed that the people featured in the original photograph were Ashley Cole and the Choice FM DJ Masterstepz (Ian Thompson). Although PinkNews.co.uk did not claim that either men were gay, it did reveal that the photograph in the News of the World was of them, and that it was an obscured version of a photograph hosted on the Choice FM website.

MasterStepz and Ashley Cole (Source: Choice FM)

Both the News of the World and the Choice FM photographs superimposed on each other

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