The 'revelation' that Ken Livingstone is a loving father of five will have shocked many. From what we have read in recent months I was expecting to find that he was the love-child of satan.
Ken's decision to pre-empt the story stopped most of the crowing of course. The Sun as ever had a good stab at it although their heart didn't seem to be in it. Others were more reserved. But as part of the much heralded 'positive' campaign for Boris, this story was particularly depressing fare.
It follows previous startling revelations that Ken drinks whisky, hates New Labour and is quite fond of socialism. But what was most interesting about this story was the admission that this was an 'open secret' in Westminster. Roughly translated this means that everybody knew Ken had five children, but nobody was bothered enough to write about it.
The anonymous hustings heckler also crowed about further revelations. But what is becoming increasing clear is that the campaign for Boris will do anything to keep Ken in the papers and Boris out of the spotlight.
However, despite their best efforts it now looks like London will finally get a chance to see Boris under pressure.
After a number of reports on the No-Show BoJo phenomenon, Team Boris have finally relented and put their candidate forward for Question Time. This is great news and as long as he turns up, Londoners should finally get a chance to see Boris put under pressure.
One thing's for certain though. Boris' briefers will have a busy few weeks ahead of them.
UPDATE: The Daily Mail can exclusively reveal that one of Ken's children is 'a happy and successful fifteen year old boy who he sees regularly.' It just gets more and more shocking!