Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark reveals she is getting a NOSE JOB… to fix her snoring which has kept her husband up at night for 30 years
- Unable to breathe through one nostril, Kirsty is going under the surgeon’s knife
- She was left with a broken nose after her son James accidentally headbutted her
- It will mean her husband will no longer have to put up with her snoring
Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark has revealed that she is to have a nose job.
However, it’s not for vanity reasons – but to cure her snoring, which has given her long-suffering husband nearly three decades of restless nights.
The BBC journalist suffered a broken nose 27 years ago when her son James, then aged two, accidentally headbutted her, leaving her unable to breathe through one nostril.
Under the knife: Kirsty Wark is having a nose job to ease her snoring after breaking her nose when her son James accidentally headbutted her
She didn’t seek immediate help at the time as it happened in Glasgow on the day of a bitter Celtic vs Rangers football match that traditionally floods A&E with casualties.
But now she has finally decided to seek corrective surgery after her husband Alan Clements, a Scottish television executive, urged her to do something about it.
Speaking on a BBC podcast, Miss Wark, 64, said: ‘Shall I tell you a secret? I am going to have a nose job.
‘My nose has been broken for 27 years and I can only breathe out of one nostril, and then I read a piece at the weekend about a woman who had a nose job because she could only breathe out of one side and I thought, I might be able to do that.’
Recounting the eye-watering accident in 1992 that led to her breathing difficulties, she added: ‘I was headbutted by my son, who was sitting in front of me when he was two.
‘I was reading him a story, and there was an Old Firm match on, so there was absolutely no chance in Glasgow I was going to A&E with basically a nosebleed, so I went to the ear, nose and throat department on the following Monday.
‘I saw a young doctor and she said, ‘Look, I’m going to move your nose across your face, I think that will open it up.’
‘She literally put my head in this metal thing as if I were a knight going to one of the Crusades, stood behind me and tried to move my nose across my face. It was so sore, I was crying.
‘A few days later it moved back, so I just left it there. It’s not much fun, especially when you’ve got a cold. And one of my secrets is that I snore.’
Miss Wark, who also has a daughter named Caitlin, told Fortunately… podcast presenters Jane Garvey and Fi Glover that it was her husband Alan who suggested she finally get the problem fixed.
She recalled: ‘My husband said ‘You know I think you should go to the doctors about this’, and I told him ‘Why don’t you record my snoring and then I can take the recording to the doctors and ask them if they think it would help’, and if it wouldn’t help, then I wouldn’t do it.
‘But can you imagine what it’s like on a train, or in any public space when I’m travelling and falling asleep? I think, ‘God, what if I snore my way through this?’ ‘
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