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Last Updated: Thursday May 13 2010 12:40 GMT

In pics: Who is Nick Clegg?

Nick Clegg is the new deputy prime minister, but while Prime Minister David Cameron is from the Conservative Party, Nick is the leader of the Liberal Democrats!

Nick Clegg is the new deputy prime minister, but while Prime Minister David Cameron is from the Conservative Party, Nick is the leader of the Liberal Democrats!

It's a very unusual situation, but because none of the parties won the election outright, these two politicians decided to get together to govern the country.

It's a very unusual situation, but because none of the parties won the election outright, these two politicians agreed their parties would work together to govern the country.

This is Nick and his wife Miriam on voting day. She's Spanish and she's a lawyer.

This is Nick and his wife Miriam on voting day. She's Spanish and she's a lawyer.

Nick is the youngest party leader at 43, and he speaks FIVE languages.

Nick is the youngest party leader at 43, and he can speak FIVE languages.

He's got three sons, and they all got stuck in Spain back when the volcanic ash cloud caused travel chaos!

He's got three sons, and they all got stuck in Spain back when the volcanic ash cloud caused travel chaos!

Nick admitted that when he was sixteen-years-old he set fire to some rare plants in Germany and had to do community service.

Nick admitted that when he was 16-years-old he set fire to some rare plants in Germany and had to do community service.

This guy must be a fan if he's prepared to walk around with photos of Nick on his head!

This guy must be a fan if he's prepared to walk around with photos of Nick on his head!

At school Nick captained the tennis team and loved acting - here he is in action!

At school, Nick captained the tennis team and loved acting - here he is in action!

Nick's favourite singers are Prince and David Bowie (they sound like pretty ageing rockers to us... what happened to Cheryl Cole or Alexandra Burke?!)

Nick's favourite singers are Prince and David Bowie (they sound like pretty ageing rockers to us... what happened to Cheryl Cole or Alexandra Burke?!)

If Nick were to appear on reality TV, he reckons it would be in Come Dine With Me where you have to cook for a bunch of strangers.

If Nick were to appear on reality TV, he reckons it would be in Come Dine With Me where you have to cook for a bunch of strangers.

Here's Nick playing tag rugby with the Leeds Rhinos under-10s team.

Here's Nick playing tag rugby with the under-10s Leeds Rhinos team.

This is Nick Clegg and the ex-prime minister Gordon Brown at the debates. Do you think they knew they were both standing like that?!

This is Nick Clegg and the former prime minister Gordon Brown at the debates. Do you think they knew they were both standing like that?!

Nick's got loads of fans since he's been in the limelight - here's one of them grabbing a quick snap of him on her phone.

Nick's got loads of fans since he's been in the limelight - here's one of them grabbing a quick snap of him on her phone.