Since Robert Peston departed the BBC to join ITV as their new political editor, he has taken a relaxed approach when it comes to workwear. Earlier this month he raised eyebrows when he wore a cap and a faux fur coat for a news broadcast.
Now the Tory MP Nicholas Soames has called him out over his casual fashion sense. The incident occurred after Peston attempted to compliment Soames on a disparaging tweet the Tory grandee had written about John Redwood, the Conservative MP:
Alas Soames -- who is Winston Churchill's grandson -- wasn't having any of it, and soon replied telling Peston to 'get a haircut, put on a tie and generally smarten up':
Peston has since told Soames to 'eff off'.
Don't expect to see Soames appearing on Peston's new ITV show anytime soon.