Norman Baker quit as a Home Office minister today — mainly because of his frustrations with the department, but partly so he could spend more time pursuing his passion for music. The year-old is lead singer of a band called The Reform Club, which is about to release its second album. The Liberal Democrat is not the first politician to dabble in rock and roll. Here are six politicians showing off their music skills:. Audience members, including Sharon Stone and Kevin Costner, clapped and swayed as he sang in heavily-accented English. Two years after losing his seat at the general election, the Liberal Democrat agreed to mime a song by unsigned band The Good Suns in a peculiar pop video filmed on a rooftop in Greenwich. The former MP shows off some epic Dad-moves, interspersed with bizarre scenes where he argues on his phone, hides behind a potted plant and tries out his own special type of Parkour. Even the President of the United States cannot help breaking into song from time to time.
Six musical politicians: from a rapping Michael Gove to a tender, crooning Vladimir Putin
THEIR image is all skimpy hotpants, novelty records and champagne-filled publicity appearances – but you could be about to see The Cheeky Girls in a whole new light. But you could be about to see The Cheeky Girls in a whole new light as they have opened up their doors and their lives for a new reality programme which gets literally under the fingernails of the Romanian pop stars. And what we find under those perfectly manicured fingernails is not pretty.
CHEEKY Girl boyfriend and MP Lembit Opik is to visit north Kent to launch a protest against a planned tower block development.
The former MP kept the news secret until now – with his partner seven months pregnant – because two of his former fiancees miscarried while pregnant by him. And his pregnant partner, Bulgarian property lawyer Sabina Vankova, 33, is determined all the other women in his life should become ancient history. But first, the only girl the ex-Lib Dem MP wants to talk about is the baby the pair are expecting in less than two months.
I feel the same way as I do about hearing a marvellous piece of music. Lembit wanted to keep the baby news secret until now because former fiancees Sian Lloyd, the weather presenter he dated for four years until , and Cheeky Girls singer Gabriela Irimia both miscarried while pregnant by him. That could have meant that I was sterile. Lembit was later linked to lingerie model Katie Green, then year-old student Merily McGivern for two years. They were engaged when it ended.
Sabina came to England from Ruse, northern Bulgaria, three years ago for extra training to work here. But by the end of the day he was happy. The couple have been told they are expecting a girl, due on June We might just skip that part. They were together for 18 months.
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Get the best celeb exclusives and video house tours to your inbox every evening with our daily newsletter. But seven months down the line, the former Liberal Democrat MP and his partner are ready to talk about their baby, which is due in less than two months. Lembit said of the happy news: “I get emotional about it all the time. The arrival of our baby is compellingly exciting. I can hardly put it into words.
FORMER Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik, who once dated one of the Cheeky Girls, was chucked by his girlfriend on Twitter after reportedly spending.
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The MP, who formerly dated weather girl Sian Lloyd, features in the new programme, and Gabriella said he did not have a problem with the.
But he told Hello! She challenges me intellectually, and she demands respect as a person just because of who she is. Mr Opik, 41, was previously engaged to weather presenter Sian Lloyd, but he insisted she dumped him in October and claimed his relationship with Miss Irimia did not start until November 27 at the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual ball in London.
Miss Irimia previously shared a bed with her twin sister and a collection of teddy bears, but has only spent one night apart from Mr Opik since Christmas. Follow Metro. Lembit on a night out with the Cheeky Girls. The couple discuss their love affair across eight pages of Hello! In the same edition of the magazine, Sian Lloyd gave an interview about life after Mr Opik. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Share this with Share this article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link.
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The Romanian pop star has told friends that she wants “space” and is refusing to speak to Lembit.
Lembit on a night out with the Cheeky GirlsLiberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik Mr Opik said: “It wasn’t on my to-do list to date a Cheeky Girl.
Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox. Sabina, 33, who has a baby with the former MP, tweeted to her 9, followers on her open Twitter profile: “Just ended the relationship with Lembit Opik. According to an insider, two enjoyed an evening at a pub in Tadworth, Surrey, and have been friends for years, reports The Sun. Tweets from as far back as show Alex wishing the former MP for Montgomeryshire, Wales, a happy birthday. Lembit and Sabina have been dating since after meeting at a party to celebrate Tim Farron becoming Lib Dem leader.
Sabina instantly hit back: “And you ask her how is Lembit because? How would she know? Last year Sabina responded to a picture put up on Twitter of Lembit having dinner with a mystery blond with: “Is this you AlexandraBestx? Lembit and Alex have frequently been seen together, having both competed on reality shows such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Despite the witness giving an account of the night, there is no evidence to suggest they were anything but friends, nor that there was any inappropriate behaviour.
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The year was the worst year of my adult life. My best friend died without warning. And to round it off, I nearly died myself.
off his engagement to TV weather girl Sian Lloyd to date a scantily clad Dem MP took up with Gabriela Irimia, one half of The Cheeky Girls.
Stand-up comedy tends to work best when people have paid to watch it. Rather than entertainment, the stand-up becomes little more than an unwelcome interruption to a quiet night out. This makes stand-up at festivals a potential problem. The comedy I programmed at the Playhouse at Lounge on the Farm last Friday night was exactly like that. People wandered in and out throughout the three hours of the show, and they were as likely to lie flat out on the rugs strewn over the grass as sit on the bales of hay provided for seating.
In fact, the show is fine. The audience response is ragged but respectable — a few solid but diffuse laughs followed by a quite patch, an isolated laugh from a punter at the back followed by a big laugh with spontaneous applause. Jokes about the immediate circumstances are also enjoyed, but ask them too many questions and they get tired. Perhaps my favourite moment is when Liz Page is about to launch into a routine about fellatio, and suddenly notices an angelic child with a mop of blond hair, hugging a red balloon, and staring earnestly up at her.
The very good professional comedians who play the Playhouse the following night and Sunday afternoon get much the same kind of reaction. The only exception is the excellent impro comedy show hosted by Phill Jupitus on the Sunday. The improvisation is standard fare, but expertly performed — not just by Jupitus, but also by the excellent comics who join him onstage. Richard Vranch proves as able off the keyboard as on, Andy Smart exudes blokey charm even when taking on female roles, and Steve Steen has a rare comic delicacy which defies his short, round frame.
The part time punks are funny because they get being cool wrong.