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Campbell: Hollande has 'opportunity to connect'

14 January 2014 Last updated at 11:25 GMT

French President Francois Hollande should turn rumours of an extra-marital affair to his advantage Alastair Campbell claims.

President Hollande has been accused by a magazine of having an affair with 41-year-old actress Julie Gayet.

Campbell, a former Labour party spin doctor, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "He actually has a rare opportunity to connect directly with the people about what he wants to do as president.