It's amazing how often a full-scale Scottish poll has been published on Easter Sunday, and this year is no exception, courtesy of YouGov. Unfortunately, however, the poll doesn't have any voting intention numbers (unless those are to come later) - it just asks about the strange recent trend of Scottish opposition politicians taking part in reality TV.
In recent months, a number of Scottish political party leaders have participated in reality TV programmes or game shows. Before today, which of the following were you aware of? (Select all that apply.)
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's appearance on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!: 61%
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson's appearance on the Great British Bake Off: 34%
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie's forthcoming appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction: 7%
Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has agreed to appear in a celebrity edition of Naked Attraction, a Channel 4 show in which contestants vie for a date by taking their clothes off. Do you think Mr Rennie has made the right decision?
Willie Rennie has made clear that his appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction will be tasteful, and that his modesty will be protected at all times. Knowing this, do you feel more or less sympathetic towards his decision to take part?
No Difference 61%
Willie Rennie says that he is appearing on Celebrity Naked Attraction as a light-hearted way of raising money for charity, and to help increase young people's interest in politics. Do you think young people will become more or less interested in politics as a result of Mr Rennie's participation in the show?
No Difference 57%
Does Willie Rennie's appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction make you feel proud to be Scottish?
Do you think Willie Rennie's appearance on Celebrity Naked Attraction will make it easier or harder for you to take him seriously as a politician in future?
And there's the rub. I have to say I think the man has taken leave of his senses. We may be used to seeing him indulge in publicity stunts such as sheep-wrestling, but this is in an entirely different category. As George Galloway proved by "being the cat", there are some mental images the public can't easily dispel.