ITV’s political editor Robert Peston interviewed Jeremy Hunt and asked him about the tragic death of his baby sister, Hunt was just two-years old at the time.
On Thursday Peston tweeted, “I have upset many of you by asking about this.
“But it was not a ‘gotcha’ as you seem to think. I told @Jeremy_Hunt well in advance I had heard of this terrible family event in his life and asked if he would be happy to talk about it.
“He said yes. My view was that it would aid understanding of him if he talked about it.
“Maybe I was wrong. Maybe I asked the questions clumsily.
“But I would never have entered such difficult private space without the permission of the interviewee.
“Sorry though to have upset so many of you.”
"Good lord, what the f*** made you ask him that?" https://t.co/NwT2cxgPSA
— HuffPost UK Politics (@HuffPostUKPol) June 27, 2019