The Scotsman reports:
JACK McConnell will tomorrow follow in the footsteps of Tony Blair by appearing on Blue Peter. But rather than going on the show to give an insight into the world of politics, the First Minister will donate his shoes.
Mr McConnell has been filmed for the programme at his official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, handing over a pair of brown brogues for the Blue Peter Shoe Biz Appeal...
Yesterday, staff at Bute House admitted that McConnell has been a lifelong Blue Peter fan. They revealed he had actually won a Blue Peter badge while he was at school, but said they did not know what he had done to earn the award.
To think that young McConnell actually won a Blue Peter badge: how sweet, how bourgeois.