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Comedian Jack Whitehall reveals Kate Middleton's secret talent at school

by Esme Riley Published on 20 November 2012
Comedian Jack Whitehall reveals Kate Middleton's secret talent at school

We knew comedian Jack Whitehall was rather - well - posh, but we didn't know until now that he went to school with Kate Middleton.

Comedian Jack Whitehall reveals Kate Middleton's secret talent at school

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The Bad Education star was a few years below Kate, 30, at exclusive public school Marlborough College - and it seems his key memory of those hazy days involves the new Duchess' sporting prowess.

He told Heat magazine: "She was the triple-jump champion at our school and she broke the record. I suspect that nowadays even if someone did break her record, it wouldn't count, because they like having Kate Middleton in the record books.

"So there's all this sh*t about, 'Oh, she's the best triple-jumper the school has ever had.' I reckon that's bullsh*t."

Jack admits his mum wasn't as upbeat about Kate's wedding to Prince William as the rest of the world in April last year, because she saw it as a missed opportunity for her son.

He added: "It was more that she was annoyed that I wasn't marrying Kate and William was, because I was at school with Kate and had an opportunity - in my mum's eyes, at least."

Jack, 24, also went to drama school with Twilight star Robert Pattinson, though they weren't close mates.

Though it seems Jack's mum was a fan of R-Pattz and hoped her son would be just as successful.

Jack continued: "I went to lots of different schools, because I didn't settle.

"The truth is, I didn't really know Rob very well. It's more about what he represents and my mum's perception of him. My mum always compared me with him - so it's her fault!"

Jack - who has mocked 26-year-old Rob's acting abilities in a number of his stand-up routines - waded in on the Twilight star's recent drama with girlfriend Kristen Stewart.

The funnyman was keen to help Rob move on after Kristen admitted to cheating on him - though Jack wasn't sure he'd be keen to take up his offer.

Jack said: “He might not want a [hug] from me though. We are really not friends at all. He was cool at school.

“But I could be his wingman [now] and help him find a new bird. He needs the help, poor sod, look at his face - just joking, love you Pattzy!"

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