Labour’s Tom Watson on political plots, weight loss and living with ADHD

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Co-host Ailbhe Rea sits down with the Labour Party’s charismatic former deputy leader Tom Watson to discuss his life in politics and much beyond.

Watson recalls his central role at the heart of the Blair/Brown battles of the 2000s, and the showdown with Rupert Murdoch which saw him propelled into the limelight — and trailed by private investigators — in the 2010s. He opens up about his chaotic years as Jeremy Corbyn’s deputy, on his life beyond politics as chairman of UK Music — he spent last weekend at Glastonbury festival — and the dramatic change in lifestyle which has seen him shed eight stone in weight.