David Cameron: 'Kim Kardashian is my cousin'
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.
"Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?"
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.
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)