Theresa May tells all about 'the naughtiest thing she ever did'
It turns out that the prime minister has something in common with Alan Partridge.
Theresa May has revealed the naughtiest thing she ever did was to "run through fields of wheat".
The prime minister revealed her not-so-shocking childhood misdemeanours during an interview with ITV News.
Asked what sort of child she was, May replied: "Well, of course you can’t get away from the fact that I was a vicar’s daughter. I think I was a child, I was quite, sort of, bookish as a child, I enjoyed going to school, I enjoyed reading books, I enjoyed learning.
"I was an only child, so of course I didn’t have brothers and sisters who I was playing with and so I obviously had friends but sometimes had to just go out and, sort of, do things on my own."
Pushed on the "naughtiest thing she ever did", May was briefly lost for words before she remembered her wheat-based adventures. She also revealed that – like TV’s Alan Patridge – she had become rather unpopular with local farmers as a consequence.
The prime minister said: "Oh, goodness me. Well, I suppose. Gosh. Do you know, I’m not quite sure.
"Well, nobody is ever perfectly behaved, are they? I mean, you know. I have to confess, when me and my friend, sort of, used to run through the fields of wheat, the farmers weren’t too pleased about that."
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