Jacinda Ardern admits she hasn't watched season two of Fish of the Day

Jacinda Ardern has admitted she's yet to watch the latest season of her own partner's TV show.

Clarke Gayford hosts Fish of the Day, which airs on Prime and will move to Three in 2019. But the Prime Minister's had a busy year.

"It is a bit of a sore point for him, but I did see all of season one," she told RadioLIVE on Friday morning. "But season two of his show, I haven't really seen as much."

Ms Ardern has a pretty good excuse, having become a mother for the first time in addition to running the country. Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford was born in June.

"The only period where I really watched any television was right before I was waiting for Neve to arrive," said Ms Ardern.

"When I say 'arrive', I mean actually when I was in labour, I started watching a bit of Netflix... there's some good crime shows on Netflix. But since Neve's arrived I actually haven't been able to watch anything like that."

RadioLIVE host Carly Flynn admitted it was a "stupid question".

"I just asked the Prime Minister, who's got a six-month-old baby, what TV show she watches. Seriously... she's got no time to do that."

While she'll be on call over the Christmas/New Year break, Ms Ardern says any downtime she gets will be spent with her nose in a book - any book.

"I'm looking forward to just reading a book for fun. Any book for fun... someone's just given me A Lion in the Meadow for Neve, so even that will be a nice contrast to what I read most of the time."

A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy.
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy. Photo credit: Hachette NZ Ltd

Christmas Day itself will be spent in Morrinsville with her family.

"We'll have a lovely, intimate family Christmas, including diplomatic protection," the Prime Minister joked, adding that Neve will be dressed up in the finest holiday-themed babywear from K-Mart.

"Maybe she'll look back and be a bit cross with us for dressing her in novelty Christmas wear, and maybe we need to dress-up too so it's a family affair."


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