Top 5: Political and Celebrity Partnerships

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Huffington Post UK   Charlie Lindlar First Posted: 06/12/11 18:04 Updated: 06/12/11 18:04

Mayor of London Boris Johnson teamed up with pop star and ‘television personality’ Peter Andre to launch a new literacy and library at Shepherd’s Bush Library this week.

Andre and Johnson are one example of a long, long tradition of the worlds of celebrity and politics coming together, with varying degrees of embarrassment and success.

In light of the oddly-matched couple, see the slideshow below for a shortlist of other notable politician-celebrity partnerships, whether they were professional, romantic or otherwise.

Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni
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French premier Nicolas Sarkozy met the former model and singer in November 2007 and swiftly swept her off her feet, with the pair marrying in early 2008.

One of the odder couples in politics, Sarkozy and Bruni are also one of the most high-profile, with the glamorous Bruni garnering the attention of press wherever the two travel. They had a daughter. Giulia, in October this year.

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