One useful rule in life – if you say you like something, you’d better be prepared to be asked more about it.
That’s just what happened to Prime Minister Theresa May this week, whose seeming enthusiasm for Harry Potter nearly made things rather awkward.
While visiting a primary school as part of the general election campaign, the conversation with pupils naturally turned to the magical boy wizard.
“I’ve read them all. They are very good,” she said.
So far, so good. After all, expressing your love for Harry Potter is so #relatable.
However, May almost fell into that old political trap when asked by journalists who she would most compare herself to in the books.
The PM laughed when the question was popped by The Daily Telegraph, adding: “No, you can’t ask me that!
“I don’t think I’m similar to any of the characters in Harry Potter but they are a great read for adults as well as for children.”
How about one of the Hogwarts dining tables? Yes, technically not a character, but they are very strong and stable.
Nevertheless, the muggles and no-majs of Twitter were quick to come up with their own *ahem* suggestions:
Meanwhile, May is soon set to get a grilling when she faces Jeremy Paxman as part of a series of live interviews ahead of the election for Channel 4.
May v Corbyn Live: The Battle for Number 10 is a joint programme with Sky News that will be simulcast on May 29, at 8.30pm on Channel 4 and Sky News.
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