Robert Peston‘s girlfriend reveals he slept with his 30-something driving instructor when he was 18 

Robert Peston‘s girlfriend reveals the ITV Political Editor slept with his 30-something driving instructor when he was 18

The girlfriend of Robert Peston has revealed that he slept with his 30-something driving instructor as an 18-year-old. 

Writing in her Sunday Times column, Charlotte Edwardes wrote that the encounter was the ‘naughtiest thing‘ her boyfriend, who is ITV‘s Political Editor, had ever done.

She also joked that it makes ‘complete sense‘ to her because of her partner‘s driving ability. 

In her column on dinner party games, Ms Edwardes wrote: ‘My boyfriend‘s naughtiest thing is that he slept with his driving instructor — a woman in her late thirties — when he was 18. 

‘This has always made complete sense to me, because if you‘ve ever had the misfortune to get into a car with my boyfriend, you‘ll know there is literally no other explanation for him passing his test.‘

Mr Peston has yet to comment on his partner‘s claims, though he did retweet her piece to his followers.

The couple went public with their relationship in 2017. 

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They hit the headlines in September when Ms Edwardes claimed that Boris Johnson groped her thigh under a table at a private lunch in 1999, when he was editor of the Spectator magazine. 

In her first column for the Sunday Times‘ Style magazine, Ms Edwardes said that after the lunch had taken place she had confided in the young woman who was sitting on the other side of Mr Johnson, who told her: ‘Oh God, he did exactly the same to me.‘ 

Edwardes also wrote that she was taken aback after the now Premier referred to then partner Marina Wheeler as his ‘current wife‘. 

Her allegations caused a storm around the prime minister, with Mr Peston believed to have withdrawn from an interview with Mr Johnson in the aftermath.

Boris Johnson later said historic claims about his personal life were being dredged up to ‘frustrate Brexit‘ and dismissed the allegations as ‘very sad‘ and ‘not true‘.

He added that he did not want to ‘minimise the importance of such allegations if they were true‘ but insisted they were not.


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