14/05/2012 09:50 BST

Nick Clegg: Pudsey The Talented Dog Looks Nothing Like Me

Nick Clegg has often been mocked for looking sad, but he gave a new spin this morning to suggestions that he looked rather hangdog in coalition.

Confronted on ITV1's Daybreak with a cartoon that compared him and David Cameron to the Britain's Got Talent winners Asleigh and Pudsey, the deputy prime minister saw it was a bone of contention.

"Do you think I look like Pudsey? That’s a new, yes, that’s a new one. I don’t think so" he growled.

With Clegg facing increasingly rough political weather, he can only hope that every dog has its day...