What on earth has Ann Widdicombe started?
Having been hauled, hoisted and manhandled in the name of dance, she seems to have inspired Vince Cable to try his luck on a Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.
The Business Secretary – a keen hoofer by all accounts – leapt at the chance to appear. However, his predecessor, Lord Mandelson of Almost Everywhere You Can Think Of, declined the opportunity.
This will have come as a considerable relief to the domestic staff at the BBC, who would have had the unenviable task of cleaning up the slimy trail left across the dance floor.