Blunkett's ex-mistress tells of affair

IN HER first interview since her affair with former Home Secretary David Blunkett became public, Kimberly Quinn has admitted she "didn't know what she was doing".

The then Spectator magazine publisher has spoken out ahead of the launch of her children's book The Queen Must Die today.

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Mrs Quinn began the three-year affair with Mr Blunkett in 2001, just a few months after she married Vogue publisher Stephen Quinn and Mr Blunkett fathered her young son.

Their relationship came to an acrimonious end in August 2004.

In the wake of the scandal Mr Blunkett resigned as Home Secretary, after claims the Home Office rushed through the visa application of Mrs Quinn's nanny.