So today I am writing my newsletter for businesses who want to raise their media profile. I always have a section at the end for journalists' requests - nothing sleazy, I try to keep it to stuff that could legitimately promote a business. But I do bung in a few funnies for my own amusement, because there is always some dire-sounding programme from BBC3 wanting people who'll sell their granny for chips.
And that is how I came across this request - for a body double for Gordon Brown's hairy back. Males aged 18 - 99 may apply, but be warned that a topless scene is required, if not full on nudity. It's for "a major TV and national newspaper project", which makes you wonder if the political parties are taking their election advertising in a previously undiscovered direction. Or maybe that 3rd election debate is going to be more memorable than the others.