Boris Johnson has finally admitted that he has six children, a question he has previously dodged in numerous interviews and press conferences.
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The number of children sired by Johnson has been a talking point in British politics for many years after an English court discharged an injunction banning news organisations from reporting the existence of a daughter as the result of an extra-marital affair.
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Johnson has four children with his ex-wife Marina Wheeler, one daughter from the affair, and a son with his wife Carrie Johnson, who he married earlier this year.
Johnson told NBC it was “fantastic” having a baby in 10 Downing Street, but that it was also “a lot of work.”
“But I absolutely love it,” he added. “I change a lot of nappies.”
In August, Carrie Johnson announced on Instagram that the couple were expecting a second child and revealed she had suffered a miscarriage earlier in the year.
The couple’s son, Wilfred, was born in April 2020, shortly after Mr Johnson had been hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms so severe that he was admitted to an intensive care unit.
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Wilfred, the couple have since said, was given the middle name of Nicholas in tribute to the doctors that the Prime Minister said had saved his life following his COVID-19 illness.
It’s unclear why Johnson decided now to confirm the existence of a child he has avoided talking about.
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