Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds reportedly had a ferocious argument in her London flat in June last year, a new book claims, and it was all to do with red wine.
The altercation was heard by neighbours and police were called to reports of a domestic disturbance.
In a new book named ‘ Boris Johnson : The Gambler’ – which is going to be published on October 15 – author Tom Bower outlines details of the argument and its possible reasons.
According to the writer, it was claimed that Carrie was screaming because Boris had spilled red wine on the sofa.
“You just don’t care for anything because you’re spoilt,” she reportedly told him.
Then Boris was said to have shouted: “Get off my f****** laptop!” followed by a loud crashing noise of glasses or plates.
A neighbour said she was afraid for the safety of a woman heard “shouting and screaming” inside the flat.
Locals also reported that there was “banging and slapping” during the confrontation.
The Guardian also reported claims neighbours had made an audio recording of the incident in which Mr Johnson could be heard refusing to leave the home despite numerous demands from Ms Symonds.
The book also claims that Carrie allegedly shouted “Get off me!” and “Get out of my flat!” – however Carrie has denied saying this.
Nobody, however, denied there had been an argument, which led to speculation about the reasons why it happened.
Some people said Carrie was furious as Boris had returned late from seeing his ex-wife Marina, who at the time was recovering from cervical cancer treatment.
According to other sources, the PM’s girlfriend was angry that former mistress Petronella Wyatt had texted Boris, mocking a photo Carrie had posted.
There were also claims that Boris was looking at photos of Jennifer Arcuri, the book – which is serialised in the Mail on Sunday – says.
But the truth was later reported to be that Carrie was upset by Boris spilling a glass of red wine on her sofa, the book claims.
A nursery worker, who gave her name as Fatima, 32, and lived in a flat next to the home in Camberwell, South London, said at the time: “All I heard was shouting and screaming from the lady.
“I couldn’t hear clearly – she was really angry though. I could hear things being thrown around and smashing.
“I was already awake because I was watching something on TV. I had to mute it because I have never heard shouting and smashing things like that.
“I am not used to that it is a quiet neighbourhood – there’s nothing that goes on so that’s why I was concerned.”
Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019, one month after the domestic tiff.
His affair with Carrie began in 2018 when she was the Conservative Party’s director of communications.
Ms Symonds is the first unmarried partner of a Prime Minister to reside in 10 Downing Street.
The couple now share a son, Wilfred, who was born in May this year.