'I'll be irritated if it's not made' Rishi Sunak explains his frustration over an unmade bed and admits he watches Friends before sleeping

Tuesday 5 March 2024

Rishi Sunak has discussed his irritation at an unmade bed as well as his bedtime habit of watching Friends repeats, in an open interview with Grazia.

Joined by his wife, businesswoman Akshata Murty, the Prime Minister answered questions about household jobs ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March.

The interview revealed who cooks more and who is more likely to make the bed.

Ms Murty took the lead answering questions, but the Conservative Party leader jumped in to criticise her dishwasher stacking and his children’s lack of dog-walking.

She explained that her husband is the more talented cook, but given his limited free time, he sticks to rustling up breakfast on a Saturday morning, where his signature dish is scrambled eggs.

On the issue of unmade beds, the Prime Minister said: "It bugs me, so I actually sometimes come up back into the flat from the office after we’ve all left and make the bed, because I’ll be irritated if it’s not made."

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Asked about his favourite job around the house, he replied: "Hard choice… dishwasher stacking, making the bed? Both have a nice, satisfying ending. Probably the bed."

Mr Sunak labelled his wife’s penchant for having plates in her bed when she was younger as "disgusting" and claimed he was better at loading the dishwasher.

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He admitted his least favourite chore is taking out the rubbish, saying "it’s a pain, you have to go all the way down there", gesturing with his hand in the direction of the bins.

He also leaves the task of telling the kids to knuckle down to their homework to their mum, and added that he wishes his children were better at walking their dog.

He admitted his wife reads more than he does, and said: "I’m too exhausted when I get home at the end of every day, so I watch an episode of Friends and then go to bed. It never gets old."

"We have watched the same episodes of Friends I don’t know how many times," said Ms Murty.