And the internet is not impressed.
Politicians revealing their ‘wild side’ always tends to be a bit of a disappointment – usually the point of the interview is to project a squeaky clean image so the anecdotes in question tend to be pretty PG.
In recent years, however, politicians have been more public about their ‘naughty’ sides. David Cameron and Boris Johnson are plagued with a history of alleged Bullingdon Club antics and Nick Clegg sent shockwaves across the UK when he chose ‘a stash of cigarettes’ as his luxury item on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.
You would think that even Prime Minister Theresa May would have a few skeletons in her cupboard, but apparently that isn’t the case.
Some people have dubbed the Prime Minister straight-laced, something that she really didn’t help during a recent interview with ITV’s Tonight Programme, while campaigning for the General Election 2017.
When asked what was the naughtiest thing she had ever done, the Prime Minister replied, ‘Oh, goodness me. Well, I suppose… gosh. Do you know, I’m not quite sure. I can’t think what the naughtiest thing is.’
When pushed by Julie Etchingham however, Theresa confessed ‘Well, nobody is ever perfectly behaved, are they? I mean, you know, there are times… I have to confess, when me and my friend, sort of, used to run through the fields of wheat, the farmers weren’t too pleased about that.’
Yes, really. That is apparently the naughtiest thing that Theresa May has ever done.
‘Well, of course you can’t get away from the fact that I was a vicar’s daughter,’ she explained, probably noticing that her answer was a bit weak. ‘I think as a child, I was quite, sort of bookish. I enjoyed going to school, I enjoyed reading books, I enjoyed learning.’