Gavin Williamson: the inside story on that ‘Marcus Rashford’ interview | The Leader podcast

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Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he had met England footballer Marcus Rashford online when he had in fact met rugby player Maro Itoje (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said he had met England footballer Marcus Rashford online when he had in fact met rugby player Maro Itoje (Stefan Rousseau/PA) (PA Wire)

The Evening Standard’s Susannah Butter joins the show to talk about her interview with the Education Secretary that set Twitter ablaze.

During their chat Gavin Williamson appeared to confuse footballer Marcus Rashford with rugby player Maro Itoje.

The cabinet member’s name was trending on the social network, with Rashford himself among commenters saying: "Accent could have been a giveaway".

Susannah tells us what happened when Mr Williamson made the gaffe, and also talks about some of the other parts of the interview including his "transitioning" tarantula and the moment he realised he may have accidentally insulted the Queen.

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