Followers of a Labour MP were surprised to receive an update from his Twitter account suggesting that he might have transformed into a young female model.
A picture of the scantily-clad woman was tweeted out under the name of Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins with the message "I love to show my body on here".
But Perkins was swift to reassure followers that the post was not the result of a radical change in image, but was down to his account being hacked.
Apologies for brief break in service, I believe my (temporarily hacked) Twitter account now back in safe hands.
-- Toby Perkins MP (@tobyperkinsmp) July 28, 2016
The MP later said he had "no idea how it happened".
At least it provided some brief amusement for some people.
@tobyperkinsmp Phew! Rest assured though, it's the comic twitter event of the day!
-- James William Jacobs (@jameswjacobs) July 28, 2016
@tobyperkinsmp And here's me thinking you'd found one hell of a plastic surgeon...
-- Jordan Cameron (@JordanLCameron) July 28, 2016