Ever since the Cambridges touched down in Wellington two weeks ago, the Daily Mail has been running headline after headline about ‘gorgeous Prince George’. But there’s another George who caught my eye the other day.

Is it just me, or is the Chancellor looking a bit, well… dishy these days? He seems to have undergone the kind of makeover normally reserved for wives of party leaders. You know the ones I mean. New hairdo, new makeup, new wardrobe, and suddenly a whole new person emerges. I said dishy… perhaps what I meant is ‘for a chancellor’. He isn’t quite up there in the Ryan Gosling or Brad Pitt stakes of course, but he is definitely looking … well, I think my exact thought was ‘a bit Bear Gryllsy’.

I hear that George has been on the 5:2 diet recently, but it’s not just that. A new haircut (and colour as well, perhaps?), has made me see him in a whole new light. He is currently lingering at number 89 on the Sexy MP website, so has quite a lot of climbing to do before he catches up with Defra secretary Owen Paterson (#1). Mind you, I’m not sure that anyone has used that website since 2011. The fact that Louise Mensch is still on it (#41), might indicate not.

A quick survey of the office has just revealed that no one here agrees with me, though. What do you think?

Tags: Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne