David Cameron had a largely unsuccessful appearance on the David Letterman show while in the US this week.
Desparate to outshine old-school rival Boris Johnson, who put in a turn earlier in the year, PM Cameron attempted his old pre-election man of the people shtick once more.
Flunked punchlines and a failure of his 6-figure education to remember basic facts about British history, the Letterman appearance was desparately being downplayed by the Downing Street machine this morning.
What the British media was not privy to, however, was the most damning admission by Cameron. In an unguarded aside to Letterman, unaware that cameras had already begun to roll, Cameron thought it safe to admit to his TV host why he had ever wanted to become British Prime Minister in the first place.
'Well, David,' said the Prime Minister. 'Have you seen that bit in Love Actually where Hugh Grant dances through Downing Street? I always fancied myself as a bit of a Hugh Grant type ever since his 4 Weddings days, and thought it would be an awful hoot to give it a go myself. Bugger if I'm not stuck for another 2 1/2 years doing it, though.'