A new Olympic sport has been announced that is set to debut at London 2012.
'Jumping on the Bandwagon' will be open only to established politicians, although officials are believed to be considering an exception for Simon Cowell and Katie Price.
Current UK champion, Nadine Dorries MP, phoned Radio Five Live this morning to support the move saying: "I think this is great news. Those of us who have for years advocated the inclusion of this highly-skilled sport are delighted that, at last, all our efforts to gain free publicity and big ourselves up have at last been recognised. By the way, if anyone has any free tickets for X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday I could put them to good use although I would obviously only consider a seat within regular camera shot."
A spokesman for Gordon Brown said: The PM is busy running the country and just doesn't have the time to jump on bandwagons these days, although he is pleased that Peter Mandelson has agreed to use his considerable experience in this field to try and reach the qualifying standard on behalf of the government. If he fails, we'll change the rules to make sure he gets in because he's the sort of person London 2012 needs to make it the success we are all sure it's going to be."
David Cameron was unavailable for comment and believed to be in Wales meeting the Euro Lottery winners.