Ex-Shadow Chancellor Ed "Glitter" Balls made something of an impact on his Strictly Come Dancing debut on Saturday night whilst dressed as a darts player.
He later admitted, with commendably good grace, that he'd signed up for the programme principally because he was going through something of a midlife crisis.
And he's not alone.
Earlier in the summer I damaged my arm after propelling myself into a shallow foam pit at CarFest North.
It's still far from healed and, prior to going to Portugal, a doctor's visit was planned.
Indeed, the continuing pain persuaded me not to join Jamie on an artificial "bodyboard experience" during our last full day in the Algarve last Thursday.
Until I changed my mind.
And two cracked ribs later, I came to regret my decision.
That's Jamie hiding behind his board through sheer embarrassment.
I hope Ed Balls has better luck in the weeks ahead.