David Cameron's LOL Text And Other Politicians Failing To Get Down With The Kids

Posted: 11/05/2012 15:03 Updated: 11/05/2012 15:03

David Cameron Lol
David Cameron during his 'hug a hoodie' days

When they say politicians should stay down to earth, we're not sure this is what they meant.

But following Rebekah Brooks' revelation over David Cameron's text speak fail - when the prime minister thought LOL meant lots of love rather than laughing out loud - we thought we'd look at other instances of politicians trying and failing to get down with the kids.

From Nick Clegg inspiring a hip-hop musical to Ken Livingstone performing with Blur, to Lembit Opik's appearance in a pop video, there are plenty of examples.

Let us know what your favourite is in the comments:

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  • Tony played guitar

    Here's Blair, pictured during his time as PM, strumming it like he was still in Oxford band <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ugly_Rumours_(band)" target="_hplink">Ugly Rumours.</a>

  • Ed Milibong

    The Labour leader was ambushed when Tom Hounsome whipped out this bong as the snap was taken, and then posted it on his <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/TomHounsome" target="_hplink">twitter page.</a> <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4301920/Got-me-bong-to-rights.html" target="_hplink">Hounsome told The Sun:</a> "My mate offered me £20 to do it. Now everyone thinks I'm the world's biggest stoner, but I don't even smoke. It was just a laugh."

  • Teather stands up

    Liberal Democrat MP <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/09/19/sarah-teathers-awful-stan_n_969945.html" target="_hplink">Sarah Teather's stand up routine</a> was hailed as one of the worst in history - even by politicians' standards. Watch it for yourself and see what you think.

  • William Hague

    The foreign secretary Hague posed for snaps in his baseball hat at a theme park in Cornwall during his time as Tory leader.

  • Cameron's angry birds

    Our prime minister is one of the few people to have completed EVERY level of <a href="http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4046753/David-Cameron-boasts-hes-finished-Angry-Birds-game.html" target="_hplink">ipad and iphone game angry birds.</a>

  • Cameron with Clarkson

    Here's Cameron <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2011/sep/15/day-the-festival-dream-died" target="_hplink">at a festival with former Blur member Alex James and Jeremy Clarkson.</a>

  • Cool Britannia

    Here's Tony Blair in Number 10, at the height of the Cool Britannia era, with Oasis member Noel Gallagher.

  • Bono and Brown

    Here's Gordon, just hanging out with his mate Blair.

  • Lembit Opik

    Just Lembit.

  • Tinchy Stryder

    Business minister Norman Lamb is also known as the man who remortgaged his house to help <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/02/03/norman-lamb-the-business-minister-mortgage_n_1252306.html" target="_hplink">rapper Tinchy Stryder kick start his career. </a>

  • Hello, Sarah Brown

    Through her friendship with Naomi Campbell, Gordon Brown's wife Sarah ended up at at this charity fashion show in 2008 in aid of Fashion For Relief.

  • Ken and Blur

    Did this really happen? Here's Ken Livingstone performing with Blur in 2000.


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