DAVID Cameron is to return to the political limelight since he dramatically left it following the Brexit vote in 2016 to publicise his forthcoming memoirs For The Record.

The former Prime Minister will be grilled by veteran BBC journalist John Humphrys to mark the publication of the politician's long-awaited autobiography, which is due out on September 19, just days before the start of the Conservatives’ annual conference.

Mr Cameron, 52, will be interviewed on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today next month in what could be Mr Humphrys's final big interview ahead of his planned retirement after more than three decades presenting the programme. The famous broadcaster is 76. Ironically, the former PM’s Old Etonian colleague, Boris Johnson, has refused to appear on Today; his aides have claimed it would be a “waste of time” for the Prime Minister to do so.

The former premier is due to carry out a string of high-profile television and radio interviews to coincide with the launch of his book, which will focus on his time in office, including not only his fateful decision to hold the EU referendum but also his more successful campaign to keep Scotland in the Union in 2014.

Mr Cameron's first broadcast interview will be a prime-time special with Tom Bradby for ITV News.

Interviews on ITV's This Morning, plus Nick Ferrari on LBC and Chris Evans on Virgin Radio are scheduled during the week of publication, his publisher added.

Mr Cameron's much-anticipated book is also due to be serialised by a national newspaper.

For The Record will be published by William Collins, followed by Harper in the United States on September 24.