The hot news is that Lembit has resigned as Lib Dem shadow housing spokesman to concentrate on his Presidential campaign. No shame there: Ros Scott stood down from her front bench position in the the Lords earlier this year for the same reason.
But do not despair: Lembit is not going all serious on us. He is to take part in a celebrity edition of Bargain Hunt. The Islington Gazette reports:
Finally, Ronnie Fearn has disappeared from the list of supporters on Lembit's campaign website.
Socialite Tamara Beckwith and Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik - who recently split up with his Cheeky Girl partner - will compete at Criterion auction house in Essex Road, Islington.
High profile businesswoman Ruth Badger and former Tory MP Edwina Currie, who once had a fling with former Prime Minister John Major, make up the famous four.