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Trierweiler 'took pills' over Hollande split

4 September 2014 Last updated at 02:32 BST

France's former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler has revealed she swallowed sleeping pills after confronting President Francois Hollande over his affair with actress Julie Gayet.

Her account of their break-up has been revealed in excerpts of a book published by Paris Match magazine.

Photos of Mr Hollande's liaison with Ms Gayet appeared in January.

Alpa Patel reports.