Listening to Drive on BBC radio 5 on Wednesday evening I was surprised to hear William Hague admit rumours he is gay are true.

Talking about relationships between media executives and politicians Peter Allen described them as back door and front door relationships. He was referring to which door various people may use to enter 10 Downing Street. William Hague then volunteered "I sometimes go through the back door"

If you want to hear it go to BBC I player for Radio fivelive, choose The drivetime show from Wednesday 20th of july and start listening from 16 minutes and 47 seconds.