Jon Snow has revealed how he enjoyed his ‘flirtatious’ interviews with Margaret Thatcher.
The 74-year-old Channel 4 newsreader spoke with the late Prime Minister during her tenure as leader of the Conservative party before her death in 2013.
Speaking about how interviewing political leaders has changed over the years, Jon described his time with Thatcher as a ‘pseudo-sexual experience’.
‘She enjoyed being a woman and I enjoyed being a man,’ he recalled. ‘It was flirtatious. She sought to prevail and I found it fun because I knew what she was up to.
‘I may not have agreed with her politically but she was happy to be interviewed by me. She had conviction. And she was unapologetic about it.’
Jon continued to The Big Issue: ‘Some of her successors just seem to have made their views up on the way to the studio.
‘I haven’t interviewed a prime minister for a long time now. They wouldn’t touch Channel 4 News with a bargepole these days.
‘I mean, Boris Johnson is himself a former journalist and yet he wouldn’t ever consider coming near us for an interview.’
Jon announced earlier this year that he will be stepping down from Channel 4 News after 32 years.
‘After three incredible decades on Channel 4 News, it is time to move on. I am excited by the many things I want to accomplish but I have to say I have enjoyed every minute of my time with the programme.
‘It has brought me adventure, as well as sorrow in some of the stories that I have had to report and also joy in reporting others, but above all, it has brought me community in working with the most fantastic group of people who are bound in intellect, humour and understanding.
‘Together, we have forged a wonderful service. I feel proud to have contributed to Channel 4 News let alone to have anchored the programme for the last 32 years. I’m looking forward to new adventures and new challenges.’
The presenter will leave the programme at the end of the year
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