Comedy legend Peter Cook may have had an affair with former US First Lady Jackie Kennedy, the star's friend and former colleague Alan Bennett has claimed.
Although a friendship between the two had long been known, it is thought to be the first time a member of Cook's circle has gone on record to suggest there was anything further.
Cook, who died in 1995, struck up a rapport with Mrs Kennedy when he visited New York in the early 1960s with his Beyond The Fringe review.
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