Amanda Platell, the acting editor of the Sunday Mirror and the
former managing director of the Independent, has resigned from Mirror
Group Newspapers after four years.
Platell, who has been at the Sunday Mirror since leaving the Independent
in August, is being portrayed as the loser in a power struggle with her
boss, Bridget Rowe, the managing director of both the Sunday Mirror and
It is understood that Rowe, a former editor of the Sunday Mirror, will
edit the Sunday Mirror until a replacement is found.
Mirror Group refused to confirm or deny Platell’s departure. Its
spokesman, Nick Fullagar, said: ’She is on holiday.’
Speculation about Platell’s departure from Mirror Group has been rife
for some time, as tension between the two women mounted.
It has been no secret at Canary Wharf that they did not get along, and
Mirror Group stalled Platell’s expected elevation at the Sunday Mirror
by failing to make her editor proper after a year as first ’consulting’,
then ’acting’ editor.
Platell changed jobs every year during her four-year stay at Mirror