He could also have been following in the lead of Ed Balls, who announced last week he would be appearing on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Despite suggestions from his wife, prominent Labour MP Yvette Cooper, that a semi-professional dancing Balls gracing the nation’s television screens once a week would be “terrifying”, many were thrilled with the news.
But it won’t be the first time Balls will have swapped the green benches of the House of Commons for the glitzy realms of dance stardom.
Here are his five most memorable and fabulous performances:
1. Gangnam Style (Viral Balls)
Ed was filmed doing his very own rendition of South Korean pop-sensation Psy’s Gangnam Style.
The viral song, which was the first to notch up over 1 billion hits on YouTube, was clearly a favourite of the former shadow chancellor’s, as he was pictured dancing to it at a party conference knees up in Manchester in 2014.