Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Politicians in Wife Swapping Shocker!

There, now that the headline has got your attention... Channel 4 have asked me to invite suggestions from my blogreaders for a family to take part in their next series of WIFE SWAP. They want a family where the mother has firm political beliefs (whatever they may be) and this informs the way she lives her life, and runs her household. They want a normal family - this is not the celebrity series. If you have a suggestion perhaps you can email it to me and I will pass it on.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...for more amusement, surely we can come up with some interesting examples from the ranks of the more famous people that all readers would know ?

What about Neil and Christine Hamilton swapping with Lembit and Cheeky for a week - now THAT I would pay to see...

Anonymous said...

What about getting Margaret Beckett spending a caravan holiday with that other military expert Geoff 'Buff'Hoon...

Croydonian said...

Mr & Mrs Cherie Booth perhaps?

Anonymous said...

John and Pauline Prescott would I'm sure appreciate a break from each other. As Tessa Jowell appears to have temporarily mislaid her husband, can I suggest the Prescotts swap with Jack Dromey, 'Treasurer' of the party and Harriet Harman - feminist and Blair Babe extrordinaire.

I'm not sure which would be funnier, Harriet trying to spurn Prezza's advances, or Jack Dromey having a barney with Mrs P when he discovers how much of his money she's been spending.

Go on, ITV - you know you want to.

Anonymous said...

Surely the ultimate 'wife swap' would be Charles and Camilla having to pick up the pieces of the detritus left in Number 10 with all that Tony & Cherie have been through.

Anonymous said...

What about Patricia 'Let me FINISH' Hewitt being parachuted into the life of Boris 'let it all hang out' Johnson - I can't see it being too long before toys would be getting thrown out of the pram...

Failing that I'm sure she could put the famously cigar-loving Gorgeous George Galloway on the right track..

Anonymous said...

It is a crime that Anne Widdecombe is not eligible for this sort of event, as she is not married, so far as I'm aware.

I'm sure she wouldn't be backward in coming forward with advice for Mr Opik.

Anonymous said...

Please can I suggest Lord and Lady Archer, on the basis that only they could consider doing a swap with Mr & Mrs Mark Oaten, having also had to endure some dishonesty and a troubled home life of their own in recent years.

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth Dunwoody would certainly liven up Ming Campbell's life for a week or two...

Anonymous said...

Edwina Currie may, like certain jurors , be excluded from future call-up by dint of past service.

Which no doubt would be a great relief if the 'Beast of Bolsover' were free..

Anonymous said...

Well thats you bolloxed Iain )+:

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't swap my dog for a wife.

BTW, Iain, I sued the Prison Service for a breach of contract over its failure to honour a 25p off coupon on a box of Alpen. It cost the department £10,000 to defend, and they lost. It led to the privatisation of the prison shop, because prison officers refused to run it unless they were allowed to continue with their fiddles, and Aramark was awarded the contract. They now run kitchens, education and hospitals within prisons.

Anonymous said...

They have approached me directly, whether because I am a councillor or a Party Officer I don't know....
my family were truly appalled, the thought of inflicting me on anyone else's family would not be fair!

Anonymous said...

Mr and Mrs Dennis Skinner?

Teri said...

Iain, they did this a while ago. The wife in particular was a Tory supporter and campaigner.

Unfortunately, every other word she came out with was C**t. She was a chavette that made you just cringe.

Those precision tiny Israeli planes that can blow you out of a wheel chair came to mind. I hope they get a nu-lab one this time.

Jailhouse - Well done! Here’s cheers to restoring the clever dumb balance. At least until TB opens his gob again.

Anonymous said...

I will swap Diana Johnson MP (my dog beat up her dog in Pearson Park) and hubby, for a pint of lager and a packet of crisps please.

teri: Thank you.

The Remittance Man said...

The Blairs and a dysfunctional family living on benefits on some sink hole estate in the Midlands (not Liverpool, Cherry would feel too much at home).

Or how about the Blairs and a large, devout muslim family from Southall?

I know, I have a warped and twisted mind - it's what makes me so interesting ;-)

Anonymous said...

Mr & Mrs Andrew Marr...........together with Mr & Mrs Greg Barker


or Jack Dromey with Nicholas and Ann Winterton

Anonymous said...

Please can I suggest Lord and Lady Archer, on the basis that only they could consider doing a swap with Mr & Mrs Mark Oaten

Funny and I thought Fragrant Mary was more an analogue to Simon Hughes

Anonymous said...

I hope my husband has not read this!

From a wife with "strong political views" (and whose husband enjoys 'wife swap' - the programme not the actualite).

Pogo said...

I think wife-swapping is great... I got a superb new set of golf clubs in exchange for mine!

The remittance Man said...

Pogo,

And Lembit swapped his 40 year old for two twenty year olds.

Is there a market one has to go to or can you arrange everything through e-bay?

RM