Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford was ‘pinned against boat by shark’


When Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s partner Clarke Gayford caught a 40kg fish on Thursday, he didn’t think his day could get any more eventful.

That was before a whale shark showed up.

Gayford tweeted on Thursday night that he was “accidently rolled and pinned against a boat” by the shark, which he described as “overly amorous”.


The 39-year-old is in Rarotonga with Ardern, where the prime minister is on the final leg of her Pacific tour.

​Gayford, who hosts TV programme Fish of the Day, is no stranger to danger in the water. He recently opened up about a near-fatal incident in Niue, where friends hauled him out of the water after he blacked out.

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