Boris Johnson confirms how many children he has for the first time

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Watch: Boris Johnson says he has six children

Boris Johnson has confirmed for the first time how many children he has.

During an interview with an American broadcaster, the prime minister said he has six children.

Previously, Johnson has famously refused to say how many children he has, notably during the 2019 general election campaign.

But Johnson, speaking to NBC's Today show in an interview clip released on Tuesday, was asked about the upcoming birth of his second child with wife Carrie.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson wait to welcome leaders during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on June 12, 2021. - G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP) (Photo by PETER NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Boris Johnson has one child with wife Carrie Johnson. Another baby is due in December. (AFP via Getty Images)

And when interviewer Savannah Guthrie stated: "You have six kids," Johnson said: "Yes."

He then appeared to add: "Six."

The PM is known to have four children with ex-wife Marina Wheeler, one from an extramarital affair with Helen MacIntyre and one with Carrie.

It has also been previously alleged, in court proceedings, that he has fathered another child from an affair.

Johnson has repeatedly said he does not discuss his private life, and during the 2019 election campaign said he would not be talking about his children.

His second child with Carrie is due in December.

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Meanwhile, asked by Guthrie what it's like to have a baby in Downing Street, Johnson – who has been in the US to discuss climate change at the UN, as well as have talks with president Joe Biden – added: "It's fantastic. It's a lot of work, I'll tell you that much. But I love it, absolutely love it.

"I change a lot of nappies."

During a “half-time pep talk” with his cabinet on Friday, Johnson made another rare statement about his children when he said: "I’m just thinking about delivery... I’ve seen a few delivery rooms, probably seen as many delivery rooms as anybody in this... with the possible exception of Jacob [Rees-Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons who has six children]."

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