David Cameron says he's 'optimistic, fun and enjoys life' in frothy interview with women's mag

The PM proves that he's still able to 'chillax' with the best of them in an interview designed to appeal to female voters

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David Cameron might have a stressful job as Prime Minister, but in an interview with Woman & Home he disclosed that he still enjoys cooking the odd roast dinner.

Three months ahead of the 2015 General Election, Cameron said that his leisure time consisted of cooking and watching detective dramas.

"I love cooking; it’s a very good way to get your mind off things," Cameron told the women's magazine. "Yesterday I made roast chicken and all the trimmings and my signature dish is probably something slow-cooked like belly of pork or shoulder of lamb."

The PM added that he's also a "barbecue obsessive".

Cameron said that his ideal night would involve an evening in at his house in Oxfordshire "watching a good detective drama on TV, or House Of Cards."


He also told the magazine that wife Samantha was responsible for choosing what he wears.

"I’m not really interested in clothes; mainly I like wearing clothes that don’t make me stand out – I tend to go for Marks & Spencer and Gap – and I do get put in the changing room at Gap and clothes are passed to me under the changing room door."

When asked how he thought those closest to him would describe him, Cameron said he would like them to say he's "optimistic" and "fun". "I hope they’d say I’m optimistic, I enjoy life and that I’m fun, but also that I’m quite driven in doing what I believe in."

In a 2012 biography, an anonymous source said of the Prime Minister: "If there was an Olympic gold medal for 'chillaxing', he would win it."