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The One Show Tonight With Theresa And Philip May: Will Matt Baker Repeat Infamous David Cameron Question?

I've always been able to sleep OK actually.'

09/05/2017 11:06 | Updated 09 May 2017

The One Show will tonight host the Prime Minister and her husband in what will be Philip May’s first public broadcast appearance.

Philip, 59, has kept a low profile since Theresa May came to power in last year, continuing his career in finance in the City of London.

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Theresa May with her husband Philip outside 10 Downing Street after she became Prime Minister.

But while there may be a certain level of intrigue surrounding him, perhaps most people will be watching and hoping for a repeat of David Cameron’s infamous appearance on the programme back in 2011.

Right at the very end of the interview, host Matt Baker slipped in one final, devastating and very un-BBC question:

'Just very quickly - how on earth do you sleep at night? Matt Baker

After an audible gasp from co-host Alex Jones, Cameron, to his credit, recovered quickly and launched into a quick overview of his sleeping habits.

He said: “I’ve always been able to sleep OK actually. I’ve found if you work hard during the day and try and get your stuff done and try and put it behind you... because at the end of the day if you’re exhausted you’ll make rotten decisions.

“So you have to get a good night’s sleep.”

Whether or not it was merely an innocent query or a loaded political jab has never been clarified.

May is hoping tonight’s appearance will help convey her as a person to the public ahead of the General Election, rather just a politician.

A Tory source told The Telegraph: “It will help to fill out what people know about Philip, and in doing so fill out a little bit about Theresa.

“This has been driven very much by her and her office - she knows she is offering herself for election for the first time as Prime Minister and she feels it something she has to do.

“She is certainly not a ‘look at me’ politician but she appreciates the importance of people being able to see what motivates her.”

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