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Coffee Shots: Robert Peston goes with the faux

Coffee Shots: Robert Peston goes with the faux
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When Robert Peston was at the BBC, his bosses were left unimpressed when his floppy hair became the story during a live News at Ten broadcast from windy Athens. After filming Peston received an email from a BBC executive telling him that a haircut was 'imperative'.

Happily Peston's new bosses at ITV appear to be more accepting of his eccentricities. Today the broadcaster's new political editor has attracted attention with what appears to be a faux fur collar. Alas the fashionable number did not appeal to everyone, with one viewer likening his appearance to that of a street magazine seller :

https://twitter.com/Concraigsmith/status/694228974033981440

https://twitter.com/BellMacdonald2/status/694231375940079617

https://twitter.com/christopherhope/status/694228641958514688

At least Peston now has a back-up career option -- should his plans for a new politics show not go to plan.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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