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Watch Jeremy Corbyn Dressed As Father Christmas In Unearthed BBC Daily Politics Clip

13/12/2015 12:32 GMT | Updated 13/12/2015 20:59 GMT

Christmas came early for supporters of Jeremy Corbyn this year when he was elected party leader, and this clip dug up by the BBC today shows the man himself is not afraid to get into the festive spirit.

The Sunday Politics show dusted off old footage of the Islington North MP dressed up as Father Christmas in an old seasonal episode of the Daily Politics.

Whereas politicians on all sides of the House are now familiar with Mr Corbyn, studio guests including then-Lib Dem MP Lembit Opik and Conservative Alan Duncan failed to recognise the left-wing politician.

A smiling Mr Corbyn revealed his true identity by removing the traditional Father Christmas wig, and in true socialist style redistributed a tray of mince pies around the studio guests.