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Pippa Middleton gives first ever TV interview

Sister of Duchess of Cambridge has spoken for the first time of her fame and 'what it is like to be Pippa' amid reports NBC has offered her presenting job

Josie Ensor, US correspondent

Published 26/06/2014 | 08:35

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Pippa Middleton has spoken about what it is like to be the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge and getting used to the fame that it has brought, in her first ever television interview.

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The 30-year-old, who has never before publicly spoken about life in the spotlight, has told of “what it is like to be Pippa”.

In a preview of the full interview, which will be shown in the US next week on NBC’s Today show, Miss Middleton giggles nervously as she is asked about her recent charity bike ride across the US.

The party planner, along with her brother James, last week recently completed a 3,000 mile marathon cycle across the US.

The siblings and five others set off from California on the Race Across America, travelling through 12 states, including Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Asked by the show’s host Matt Lauer why she did not call in on them while she was across the pond, Miss Middleton, wearing a white silk blouse, jeans and a gold necklace looking tanned, joked that she would have had she not “been on a bike”.

Lauer, who travelled to London to interview Miss Middleton, then gave the audience a clue as to what the two covered during their interview.

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"We talked a lot in just the last hour about this great bike event she did across America, money she raised for two really great charities and we are also going to hear about what is like to be Pippa Middleton.”

It has been reported that the network is considering offering the party planner, who was recently dropped by her American publisher Viking Press after her book Celebrate sold just 18,000 copies, a £350,000 job as a regular correspondent.

A source told US website PageSix that NBC’s offer to Miss Middleton, who still writes for Vanity Fair magazine, could be for her to take a similar role as Chelsea Clinton’s on Today, appearing in special reports rather than speaking about her famous family.

However an NBC spokesman last night denied there was to be any offer, saying: “This is 100 percent not true and it seems anyone suggesting otherwise is ‘royally’ jealous.”

Miss Middleton has always shied away from interviews and until now has never discussed her famous sister or her bridesmaid's dress which brought her much global attention at the Royal Wedding in 2011.

Her interview will be broadcast in two segments to be aired on Monday and Tuesday.

Telegraph.co.uk

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