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Thursday, 22 March
Hain Dance Fever

posted by David | 1355 GMT |

I've written far too much about Peter Hain's cooker. So here's a little story about his dancefloor instead.

Except it isn't a dancefloor. The suggestion that the Hains have a dancefloor in their home emerged during his interview with Aga Magazine (sorry, I won't mention it again, I promise).

The contender for Labour's deputy leadership puts the record straight in an interview with my colleague Brian Wheeler on the BBC news website.

Peter Hain interview

Mr Hain uses the interview to reveal his idea of a good night in - "Crashing out with a meal, a bottle of wine and a video". His bad habits include "falling asleep in front of the family on a Saturday afternoon".

No dancing then? Apparently the dancefloor is as much of a myth as the idea that Peter Mandelson once mistook mushy peas for guacamole.

The Hains' home once belong to a dance teacher and the attic was used as a dance studio.

"It's just some of the media crap you have to put up with," says the Neath MP.

I don't know, those foot-in-the-door tabloid hacks on Aga Magazine have a lot to answer for.

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