Tory MP Penny Mordaunt as shown that she isn't daunted at all by the prospect of getting down and clean by accepting an invitation to take part in the ITV Splash!. I suppose ITV had to put the exclamation mark at the end of the title in case their audience weren't entirely aware of the words onomatopoeic attributes.
Of course it's all for charity so that makes it okay and I like her self effacing attitude when she said, “I have the elegance and drive of a paving slab, but my navy training has certainly given me the guts to take on the challenge head on".
It's a classic case of an MP being damned if she does and damned if she doesn't, we all want our politicians to reflect the average man/woman in the street and as long as it doesn't take away from her job for too long I can't see the harm.
Talking of MP's doing things that are worthy sad to learn this lunchtime of the death of Labour MP Paul Goggins one of the House of Commons good guys and somebody who had a career before politics and who cared deeply about child welfare and fighting child poverty. I thought the tribute paid by David Cameron at PMQ's showed a cross party respect and fondness that is often missing in the bear pit of modern politics.