BBC Newsnight's Emily Maitlis reveals she spotted Bill Clinton browsing the ...

BBC Newsnight host Emily Maitlis has revealed she once saw former US president Bill Clinton browsing a copy of the Kama Sutra.

The presenter, 48, has given a revealing insight into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News.

Maitlis, who last month took over the lead anchor role on the BBC Two show,  also tells how she found Donald 'creepy' during a one on one interview.

It also features accounts of interview with Prime Minister Theresa May, Tony Blair, Emma Thompson, former FBI chief James Comey and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Bill Clinton during his interview with Emily Maitlis in India in 2014

Emily Maitlis has given a revealing insight into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News

Matilis (right) says the former US president (left, during their interview in 2014) who famously had an affair with Monica Lewinsky, was looking at a 'heavily decorated' copy of the Kama Sutra.

She writes how the night before she interviewed Clinton in India in 2014 she spotted him in a hotel gift shop.

Matilis says the former US president, who famously had an affair with Monica Lewinsky, was looking at a 'heavily decorated' copy of the classic Kama Sutra sex manual.

Maitlis interviewed Clinton in India in 2014

Maitlis interviewed Clinton in India in 2014

In an interview at the weekend with the Mail on Sunday's You Magazine, Maitlis revealed she regretted not pressing Clinton on his affair with Lewinsky.

She made the 11th-hour decision after Clinton's aides told her he had just had a 'funny turn' and might pull out of the interview altogether if 'anything happens on camera.'

Maitlis, who has two children, Milo, 14, and Max, 12, said: 'I was trying to read between the lines, thinking, 'What are you saying?' There were all these sorts of things stacked against us that we had to weigh up. 

'The fact that he wasn't well, that we had travelled all this way to get the [interview] – and if they pulled the tape, I would come away with nothing.' 

The book also follows her work covering the Bataclan terror attack in Paris in 2015, and she

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