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Ian Paisley says DUP told him to quit as leader

20 January 2014 Last updated at 18:38 GMT

Ian Paisley and his wife have spoken for the first time about events surrounding his departure as DUP leader and first minister.

Although Mr Paisley, now Lord Bannside, said in 2008 that he was not pressured to quit he has now claimed he was told to go.

BBC Northern Ireland political correspondent Gareth Gordon reports.