Wednesday 18 October 2017

David Cameron: 'Kim Kardashian is my cousin'

Kim Kardashian (left) and David Cameron (right)
Kim Kardashian (left) and David Cameron (right)
Kim Kardashian attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
British Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech at an election rally at The Corsham School in Chippenham, south west England. Photo: Reuters

IT is widely accepted that political campaigning can make for strange bed-fellows, but David Cameron took things to a whole new level yesterday.

During a routine interview, he claimed to be a thirteenth cousin of Kim Kardashian.

Arguably the world's biggest celebrity, Kardashian is married to rapper Kanye West and first became famous after starring in a leaked sex tape.

Asked by 'Heat' magazine whether he watched the television show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', featuring Kim and her family, Mr Cameron volunteered: "No, but I'm related to them.

Kim Kardashian attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016
Kim Kardashian attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016

The link is via a mutual ancestor, Sir William Spencer, born in 1555, according to genealogy website geni.com.

Among other disclosures in the interview, the Eton-educated prime minister claimed he once aspired to be a lorry driver.

British Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech at an election rally at The Corsham School in Chippenham, south west England. Photo: Reuters
British Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech at an election rally at The Corsham School in Chippenham, south west England. Photo: Reuters

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Asked what he wanted to be when he was growing up, he said: "All sorts of things: a soldier, a lorry driver, a farmer.

"I wasn't sure until I left university, then decided I wanted to be a politician."

He also confessed to an inability to multi-task and a fear of rats. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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