Shy, skint Brown says he can't go 'sexy' for votes

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London, Nov. 4 (ANI): In a candid interview, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has revealed that he is shy, skint, and lacks presentation skills, but added that he can't undergo a 'sexy' makeover in order to win over voters.

"I accept I have to do better in the presentation area. I've got my strengths and I've got my weaknesses. I'm actually shy by nature, someone who feels that your actions should speak for themselves, but that's not the way politics works these days," The Scotsman quoted Brown, as saying.

On being asked by GQ magazine if he was prepared to make himself "sexy" in order to win over voters, Brown said he could never do that.

"We've got to be exciting, definitely. But I can't change in the way you're asking me to," he said.

Brown, who questioned the size of Jonathan Ross's salary at BBC, claimed that he did not go into politics to make his fortune and had "very little money".

"It's very expensive being Prime Minister. I gave up my prime ministerial pension that would be worth around two million pounds. And my salary is frozen. And I don't want our ministers to take any rise in salaries either," he was quoted, as saying.

"The BBC has got to seriously consider its salary structure," he said.

Brown also admitted his preference for The X Factor over Strictly Come Dancing.

Despite claiming Simon Cowell deserved the tens of millions he earned, he said there was a feeling of "unfairness" over the sums of money being paid to TV stars.

"Cowell accused me of wavering in my support for The X Factor, but I haven't. I'm an X Factor fan, and Peter Mandelson looks after Strictly Come Dancing," he said. (ANI)

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