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The Body Politics

What do the Body Doctor and the politicians think is coming?

The Daily Politics is putting four politicians through their paces over the next six weeks.

Every Monday from 22nd May, the show will feature The Body Politics, where our presenter Giles Dilnot follows Mark Oaten, Shailesh Vara, Meg Hillier and Susan Greenfield as they pursue ultimate fitness.

Andrew, Jenny and Laura will be watching their progress from our usual Westminster studio.

The quartet will be put through their paces by David "Bodydoctor" Marshall, trainer to celebrities, sportsmen - and now your parliamentary representatives!

THE BODY POLITICS
Mar Oaten on The Daily Politics
I hope that the Body Doctor and the Daily Politics team can help me shape up for a fitter, healthier future.
Mark Oaten

"The empowerment of the individual"

David promises to have them all in shape by the end of the series. He says: "The end product is the empowerment of the individual and their complete and utter belief and knowledge that they and not us have been the primary factor in their physical, mental and emotional improvement." There's more on his philosophy at Bodydoctor Fitness. (The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.)

To see our recruits in action and to read what they hope to get out of the programme, click here for more Body Politics.

And if you miss an episode, you can catch up by watching us in broadband at bbc.co.uk/dailypolitics!

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Pre-show buzz

Many of you have already got excited about The Body Politics, perhaps having read about the show in The Telegraph or The Guardian.

And the UK's political bloggers are never ones to miss a trick. Here's some of the feedback so far:

  • That's just conjured images of green lycra that I just didn't need.
    The Vented Spleen
  • [Mark Oaten] should be aware though that all this exercise will not get him his hair back.
    Peter Black AM
  • [You] can already sense the shudders from some party stalwarts who will feel that this kind of public spectacle (entertainment) on national TV won't do the party's image any good.
    Susanne Lamido
  • Get a hat and suitable condiments ready.
    Guido Fawkes' blog of parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy
  • The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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