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Secret lives of the leaders pt II
Welsh rugby internationals Duncan and Adam Jones; student covered in shaving foam

Here are more things you never thought you'd want to know about the hidden lives of Wales' would-be leaders.

To remind you what Lib Dem Mike German and Tory Nick Bourne have already revealed, click on "Secrets lives of the leaders I" alongside.

Now, as the Welsh assembly election looms, it's Labour's Rhodri Morgan and Plaid Cymru's Ieuan Wyn Jones.

They take us on a voyage of discovery which encompasses Bob Dylan, leg spin and unwise use of shaving foam.

We asked all four party leaders to answer the same 10 incisive, cheeky and possibly absurd inquiries. Hold tight...

RHODRI MORGAN, LABOUR

Rhodri Morgan
Rhodri Morgan was happiest with his family and a camper van

1. In which period of your life were you happiest? When Julie and I had three children all under school-age and we would take our camper wagon everywhere together at the drop of a hat.

2. Which film role would you be most comfortable in? I would love to have been in 'Scott of the Antarctic' but I'm not sure if I'd prefer playing Evans, the big Welshman, or maybe Captain Oates, so that I could say that great line: 'I'm going out now, I may be gone quite some time!'

3. What music do you play to get in a good mood?Traditional Dixieland Jazz from the 1920s. Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds or King Oliver - or preferably all three!

4. Who would you be in Stars in Their Eyes? Johnny Cash.

5. What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever done or said? Spraying shaving foam into my armpits during an animated conversation in the male changing rooms at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Sophia Gardens.

Students covered in shaving foam for 'Raisin Weekend' at St Andrews University, Fire
When shaving foam goes wrong: Rhodri Morgan, beware...

6. If you left politics tomorrow - what would be your alternative career? (no previous careers allowed!) Rugby or athletics coach.

7. If you had to be another nationality, what would you like to be, and why? Swedish. It was the first foreign country I ever visited and they always struck me as a very sociable bunch of people with no class differences and no 'Great Power' hang-ups.

8. What hidden talent do you have that might surprise us? Making garden furniture out of fallen tree trunks.

9. What are you really bad at? Cleaning the car.

10. What non-political aspect of modern life really irritates you? Rugby referees who allow scrum-halves to feed the ball crooked into the scrum.

IEUAN WYN JONES, PLAID CYMRU

Ieuan Wyn Jones
Ieuan Wyn Jones once got his props mixed up

1. In which period of your life were you happiest and why? Here and now. I'm happiest when there's a challenge ahead of me.

2. Which film role would you most be most comfortable in? Joshua: after all he got to the promised land!

3. What music do you play to get in a good mood? Jazz, and Claire Martin at that.

4. Who would you be in Stars in Their Eyes? Bob Dylan

5. What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever done or said? I went up to [Welsh international rugby player] Duncan Jones after a match and got him mixed up with fellow prop Adam. He was very good about it though!

Welsh rugby internationals Duncan Jones and Adam Jones
Duncan and Adam Jones gave Plaid's leader a hairy moment

6. If you left politics tomorrow - what would be your alternative career? (no previous careers allowed!) Historian. There so much research still to do about the history of Wales.

7. If you had to be another nationality, what would you like to be, and why? Irish. I love their get up and go attitude, and they're pretty good at rugby as well!

8. What hidden talent do you have that might surprise us? I used to be a [cricket] leg spinner, with the emphasis now on the 'used'.

9. What are you really bad at? DIY, but please don't ask me to go into details!

10. What non-political aspect of modern life really irritates you? The pace of modern life, we always seem to be in a rush. I like to spend a little time to do things properly.






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