In a statement outside 10 Downing Street, Magic FM DJ and coalition Defence secretary Doctor Neil "Foxy" Fox said:
"I want to apologise. I should not have allowed personal loyalty to a friend interfere with my duties as a Minister. I have spoken at length with the Prime Minister this morning and will offer my full cooperation to any enquiry. "
The former Capital FM DJ, who many will remember from his appearance as a Judge on Pop Idol and his recent Magic FM recycling initiative, has come under fire for using tax payers money to pay his best man and former flat mate Adam Werritty for dubious consultancy services.
When quizzed about this issue on his morning Breakfast Show Doctor Fox replied
"I don't know who this Verity chick is, but if I've offended you Verity, Foxy is sorry."
Political analyst Quentin Flafflaff said "As we can see, this is a clear case of the boundaries between personal and political life becoming blurred. Questions are sure to be asked about conflicts of interest. Is it right that a current Defence Secretary hosts a Breakfast show on popular London radio station? Being Minister for Defence is one of the most high profile jobs in the cabinet, I can't help but feel that his work as a DJ cheapens this fundamental role."
Many will see this as Foxy's most controversial moment since his big money move from Wyvern FM to Capital Radio. His DJing career hangs in the balance.