John Sergeant's decision to quit Strictly Come Dancing, on the grounds that there was a serious chance of actually winning, is the talk of the steamie down here.
Ben Brogan, of the Mail, and formerly of this parish, speculates that Vincent Cable, Hazel Blears or even Peter Mandelson may be parachuted in as late replacements. I know Hazel Blears has a prior appointment at the Glasgow University debating union this week and Mandelson has ruled himself out and urged the former BBC political editor onwards with the following statement:
"John Sergeant should not bow out. He has become the People's John Travolta and he should be a fighter not a quitter." - Peter Mandelson.
Genuine quote. So over to you Vince.
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