Newly-single Tory minister Michael Gove sent Scots clubgoers into meltdown by turning up unaccompanied to an Aberdeen nightclub and dancing non-stop all night.
After turning up to the Bohemia club upstairs at O’Neill’s in central Aberdeen on Saturday night, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster barely left the dance floor until closing time.
He hardly needed to – fellow club-goers were lining up to buy the bopping minister a pint.
Singer Emma Lament, who had popped upstairs to wind down after performing in O’Neill’s earlier, said: "People were buying him drinks but were also joking that he should be getting the rounds after he racked up £100,000 in expenses last year."
She told the Daily Record that when the 54-year-old Cabinet minister had walked into O'Neills at around 1.15am, the pub was just about closing.
"I'm almost sure he was by himself," she said.
"I heard people saying, 'he's a Tory MP' others asked 'who's Michael Gove?' and were Googling him.
"Soon people went up for photos," she said.
"The Tories aren't too popular in Scotland but people were generally quite nice to him.
"It's fair to say he'd had a good few shandies when he arrived at O'Neill's."
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As the barman called last orders, regulars persuaded Michael to join them upstairs for the after-party.
Bohemia was playing host to club night Pipe, which describes itself as "an unpredictable mix of the most high energy UK and global club music scenes".
Several punters posted videos to their social media accounts showing Michael dad dancing to the DJ's banging selection.
"He was still there when I left at 2.30am," Emma said.
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Michael, who is in the middle of divorce proceedings with the mother of his two children, Mail columnist Sarah Vine, was apparently on a solo mission
"Nobody else ever appeared, he was by himself," Emma said.
"It's also rumoured that he never paid to get in, but I can't be sure of that.
"This was the last thing I expected to see on a Saturday night in Aberdeen."
The former Tory leadership contender shouldn’t lack for friends in the city, having grown up there, but he definitely made a few new ones last night.
A statement from the runners of club night Pipe read: "Thanks to all the amazing people, and Michael Gove, who made it out for the first Pipe last night.
"We had a great time going in for four hours straight.
"Definitely blew some cobwebs away."
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