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Cherie's TV whinge at no flowers
Cherie Blair on the Richard and Judy programme
Mrs Blair said she had got herself in the "flower-less" position
Cherie Blair has phoned chat show Richard and Judy to complain her husband, Tony, never buys her flowers.

The prime minister revealed last week he had never sent his wife flowers, prompting a discussion on the Channel 4 programme - do men send flowers enough?

Mrs Blair said her mother had been watching and had urged her to phone in to "show up her son-in-law".

The prime minister's wife told TV hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan she "must have failed".

"I've got myself in a position because if he did buy me flowers he would say I was being suspicious," she said.

'I'm taken'

The presenting duo were in the middle of a interview with Chris Evans when Mrs Blair telephoned.

Mr Madeley asked the mother-of-four whether Mr Evans could send her a bouquet, to which she replied: "Sorry, I'm taken."

Instead Mr Madeley offered to send flowers to Downing Street.

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister's wife later said she rang the show after she was promised on-air a bunch of flowers if she called.

Mr Blair made the admission as part of a fly-on-the-wall documentary made for Channel 4's T4 programme aired last Sunday.

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