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ANDREW PIERCE reveals why Robert Peston won't be interviewing Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party conference - because his accuser Charlotte Edwardes is his girlfriend

By Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:43 BST, 30 September 2019 | Updated: 01:50 BST, 1 October 2019

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Questions will not be asked by ITV’s political editor Robert Peston (pictured with Charlotte Edwardes), who was due to interview the PM today. Peston is Edwardes's partner

Questions will not be asked by ITV’s political editor Robert Peston (pictured with Charlotte Edwardes), who was due to interview the PM today. Peston is Edwardes's partner

While Boris Johnson tries to divert attention on to the Tory conference’s policy agenda, important questions remain over whether the Prime Minister groped a female journalist under a table at a private lunch when he was editor of The Spectator 20 years ago.

But those questions will not be asked by ITV’s political editor Robert Peston, who was due to interview the PM today ahead of his keynote conference speech on Wednesday. 

For Peston just happens to be the partner of Charlotte Edwardes, who made the claim in her inaugural column for the Sunday Times.

‘It’s clear Robert can’t do the interview as the PM will have to be asked about the groping allegations,’ a friend of the couple tells me.

‘He has withdrawn from the interview which will now be done by someone else.’

Proof, if it were needed, that when one job opportunity opens, another closes.

‘It’s clear Robert can’t do the interview as the PM (pictured on Monday) will have to be asked about the groping allegations,’ a friend of the couple tells me

‘It’s clear Robert can’t do the interview as the PM (pictured on Monday) will have to be asked about the groping allegations,’ a friend of the couple tells me

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