BBC Newsnight & Emily Maitlis reveals that she saw Bill Clinton scroll through the Kama Sutra

BBC Newsnight host Emily Maitlis has revealed that she once saw that former US President Bill Clinton was browsing through a copy of the Kama Sutra.

The presenter, 48, has provided a revealing insight into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News.

Maitlis, who took over the lead anchor role at the BBC Two show last month, also tells how she's Donald Trump & # 39; creepy & # 39; found during a one-to-one interview.

It also includes reports from interviews with Prime Minister Theresa May, Tony Blair, Emma Thompson, former FBI chief James Comey and former chief strategist Steve Bannon of the White House.

Bill Clinton during his interview with Emily Maitlis in India in 2014

Emily Maitlis has given a revealing insight into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News

Emily Maitlis has given a revealing insight into her career as a journalist in her new book Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News

Matilis (right) says the former US president (left, during their interview in 2014), who had a famous affair with Monica Lewinsky, after a & # 39; heavily decorated & # 39; copy of the Kama Sutra.

She writes how she saw her the night before she interviewed Clinton in India in 2014 in a gift shop in a hotel.

Matilis says the former American president, who had a famous affair with Monica Lewinsky, looked at a & # 39; heavily decorated & # 39; copy of the classic Kama Sutra sex handbook.

Maitlis interviewed Clinton in India in 2014

Maitlis interviewed Clinton in India in 2014

Maitlis interviewed Clinton in India in 2014

In a weekend interview with the Mail on Sunday & You magazine, Maitlis revealed that she regretted not addressing Clinton with his affair with Lewinsky.

She made the 11-hour decision after Clinton's assistants had told her that he had just taken a & # 39; funny turn & # 39; had taken and possibly step out of the interview if & # 39; everything happens on the camera & # 39 ;.

Maitlis, who has two children, Milo, 14 and Max, 12, said: & # 39; I tried to read between the lines, thinking: & # 39; What do you say? & # 39; All these kinds of things had been stacked against us that we had to weigh.

& # 39; The fact that he was not healthy, that we had traveled all the way to the [interview] – and if they pulled the tape, I would disappear with nothing. & # 39;

The book also follows her work on the terror attack in Bataclan in Paris in 2015, and she briefly mentions her stalker who was put in jail last January because she had stalked her in 25 years.

The reshuffle of the Newsnight presentation team saw it reach a completely feminine line-up for the first time.

It comes after a major fight over the treatment of women at the BBC, with female journalists repeatedly protesting that they were paid less than their male counterparts for doing similar roles.

In her book, Maitlis told how to make American President Donald Trump (photo) & # 39; creepy & # 39; found during a one-to-one interview

In her book, Maitlis told how to make American President Donald Trump (photo) & # 39; creepy & # 39; found during a one-to-one interview

In her book, Maitlis told how to make American President Donald Trump (photo) & # 39; creepy & # 39; found during a one-to-one interview

Maitlis, who was born in Canada, acted as a political editor and presenter of the current affairs fair, handling numerous elections for the BBC.

She said after his appointment: "I am very happy to be able to fill this position at a time when Newsnight is so crucial to our understanding of this extraordinary moment in British history and to work with such an exceptional team."

Newsnight editor Esme Wren said: & # 39; This is a great presenter line-up that sends a clear signal about the growing ambition of the program.

& # 39; All three presenters bring considerable political clout and a wealth of expertise on a wide range of topics.

Emily with her husband Mark Gwynne in the exclusive photo shoot for You magazine

Emily with her husband Mark Gwynne in the exclusive photo shoot for You magazine

Emily with her husband Mark Gwynne in the exclusive photo shoot for You magazine

& # 39; Emily & # 39; s promotion to lead the presenter bears witness to the journalistic excellence, passion and tenacity of the interview style that saw her as Network Presenter of the Year at the recent RTS Television Journalism Awards. & # 39;

In the interview last weekend, Maitlis said that her & # 39; very best question & # 39; was the man who would become her husband to marry her.

She spoke in an exclusive interview in The Mail on Sunday & You magazine and even revealed how investment manager Mark Gwynne had the guts to take his time before accepting.

As soon as she picked up the question 19 years ago on a beach in Mauritius, she says: & We had flown in millennium. It seemed like the right place to ask. I had packed a little white beach dress and thought, "This will be great? We're not getting married until Friday!" But Mark didn't stop marrying her.

She says: & # 39; Mark had something like: "No, my mother must be there", which is very sweet, but actually, when we came back, she was the first to say: "Oh, for God's sake, you should have come out. & # 39; & # 39;

Airhead: The Imperfect Art of Making News is published by Michael Joseph (£ 18.99).