‘No, we are not currently talking’: Emily Maitlis reveals her hilarious attempt at cutting her husband’s hair – which she thought she’d get away with until her son snitched on her
- Ms Maitlis posted a photo on Twitter of husband Mark Gwynne’s new hairstyle
- She joked that she ‘almost’ got away with the mangled attempt, but for her son
- Ms Maitlis previously said she worked as a ‘dreadful’ hairdresser when younger
BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has joked that she and her husband are ‘not currently talking’ after her attempt to cut his hair went disastrously wrong.
Ms Maitlis, who by her own admission worked as a ‘dreadful’ hairdresser in her teenage years, posted a photo on Twitter of her husband Mark Gwynne’s new hairstyle.
She joked that she ‘almost’ got away with the mangled attempt – but for one of her sons ‘snitching’ on her.
In a caption above the photo of her husband pointing at his jaggedly cropped hair, Ms Maitlis wrote: ‘Yes, I did used to work in a hairdressers. No, I didn’t learn to use clippers.
‘Yes, he did ask me to help with this against all my better instincts. No, we are not currently talking.’
BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has joked that she and her husband are ‘not currently talking’ after her attempt to cut his hair went disastrously wrong
Ms Maitlis, who by her own admission worked as a ‘dreadful’ hairdresser in her teenage years, posted a photo of her husband Mark Gwynne’s new hairstyle
Her tweet immediately provoked laughter from journalist colleagues including Kirstie Allsop and Piers Morgan.
And the mother-of-two, who has sons Milo, 15, and Max, 13, with Mr Gwynne, then joked how one of her own sons had ‘snitched’ on ‘their own mother’.
Responding to another BBC colleague, who joked that she ‘may as well go full-on monk now’, Ms Maitlis wrote: ‘Genuinely thought I’d got away with it coz it was the back. But one of the boys snitched on me. On their own mother. Let that sink in.’
The editor of Newsnight, Esme Wren, also commented on the Twitter post by jokingly asking Ms Maitlis to ‘please pass on my apologies for giving you the week off.’
She joked that she ‘almost’ got away with the mangled attempt – but for one of her sons ‘snitching’ on her
The journalist responded, ‘Not your fault. It was last night. But we only told him today.’
Ms Maitlis, who grew up in Sheffield, revealed her previous hairdressing experience in an interview with the Jewish Chronicle in 2017.
She worked a Saturday shift at Ross & Foster in the city but turned down the chance to work there full time.
‘I got paid £6 a day and I was dreadful, but passionate!’ she said.
‘I spent all my holidays working there until they offered me a full-time position.’
Last week, the presenter hit out at claims that coronavirus is a ‘great leveller’ for society as she said the poorest Britons are less likely to survive the pandemic.
She claimed those most at risk of catching the infection are in low-paid jobs such as bus drivers, nurses and care home workers.
In a speech on BBC Two which received widespread praise, she said people ‘do not survive the illness through fortitude and strength of character’.
But others were left unimpressed, with Matt Kilcoyne of the Adam Smith Institute saying her comments breached impartiality guidelines.
He said: ‘All of this in my view breaks the BBC’s editorial guidelines on impartiality and I’m making a complaint.’