As you probably will have heard, there has been much hoo-ha to do with MP's expenditure in Britain. Members of parliament have been spending money on such things as second homes, electric gates and dog food (It was bought from Sainsbury's if that is any consolation). This was frowned upon by the British public.
It was decided by Gordon Brown that those who had spent an 'unacceptable' amount of tax payer's money would be put under probation. In order to get their jobs back, they will participate in a sing off known as "MP's got talent".
There is a catch however - every contestant taking part will have to wear a pink outfit. The producer of the show, Alan Hope (leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party), said that it would add to the mortification factor.
He said "I think this competition will really put greedy MP's in their places." The outfits will of course be designed by Gok Wan. He said that they would be 'colourful and entertaining'.
Although many people have shown great support for the show, many MPs taking part are not so happy. Greg Barker, a Conservative MP, used tax payers money to fund a flat in which he made a £320 000 profit. He has been nicknamed the 'dog' of politics. He only agreed to pay back £10 000 of the money, despite being a millionaire himself.
He defended himself by saying "Although I regularly use my car, I travel by train frequently to reduce the environmental impact of my travel."
He has been demanding the assistants of the show to provide him with a plate of skittles, but only the red ones. He also badgered Hope to deliver plenty of trees for the setting behind him on stage. He wanted to look like 'a kind of environmental friendly rocker'.
Gok Wan is currently designing him a hippy style headband, pink of course.
Simon Cowell, a judge of the show, commented 'If the MPs think they are in for an easy run, they can think again. We have our red buzzers at the ready, and I plan to use mine often and regularly. They'd better work their socks off. In saying that, the competition isn't really tough this year."
Some MPs however seem motivated are raring to go.
Tony Blair, who was seen on Little Britain, has been practicing in his west London property. He has not only been singing, but he has also been dancing. He told journalists that he wants to do a 'Hugh Grant in Love Actually' kind of scene. He will be singing to 'All you need is love'. He currently has bookies odds of 1-15 to win. He has been named the dark horse of the show.
Susan Boyle, another judge, however thinks that he has 'star potential'. He went for dinner at her house, and left a good impression on her after giving her cat Whiskas Organic, her favourite. Pebbles was chuffed.
The show is set to take place in July of 2009. It is set to compete with the upcoming series of Big Brother. The three winners of the show will get to keep their jobs; while there will be a nasty surprise for the rest. Rowan Atchison, the third judge of the show, said that it would be 'mean and funny'. He mentioned that it may include "slime, pink fluffy boas and amusing hats" however he would not give much else away. If you want to watch the show, go to channel three on the second of July at half past nine.