These are the reality TV stars we'd like to see running for office instead of Donald Trump


Politics is essentially show business with briefcases - and nobody proves that better than Donald Trump.

Everybody's second favourite Apprentice boss - pending Arnold Schwarzenegger's arrival on the US Celebrity Apprentice next year - has been giving American voters headaches, and journalists material, ever since he announced his intention to stand.

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Trump's rise from reality star to potential President of the United States got us thinking though - is he the reality star we really wanted to see run for power? Here are some options we would like to see make a bid for the White House or Downing Street.

Kim Kardashian-West

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This one is a no brainer - the decision we mean, you nasty people.

With Kanye having already announced his plan to run for presidency in 2020, the stage is set for his reality superstar wife Kim to become First Lady.

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But maybe Kim should want more? If all her 48.8 million Twitter followers got behind her perhaps it's the presidency she should really be aiming for.

It's destiny Kim.

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood

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Berry and Hollywood have taken to the stage as a team -wouldn't we like to see a face off? (Yui Mok/PA)

Picture this Bake-Off fans, a political race between Berry and Hollywood.

Forget kissing babies, these rallies would be filled with pies, cakes and flans to win over your vote and undying love, with the winner decided by who has the perfect pie crust.

What do you think of Mary's fiscal policy, Paul?

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Mouth-watering. Or, if this Channel 4 business hasn't driven a wedge between them, they could always run as a team.

Vicky Pattison

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Vicky already has experience in the world of justice at least, having had her own show called Judge Geordie (Jonathan Brady/PA

Wae 'aye! Any TV debate with someone from Geordie Shore would be as entertaining as it would be inappropriate. But so long as it was on after the watershed we all know it would probably have the highest viewing figures in history.

Now we know some of you are thinking "what about Charlotte Crosby" and we're sure she would laugh at the idea of Vicky getting the nod...

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But seriously, out of the options Vicky would be the slightly terrifying presence sometimes needed in politics - plus diplomacy could suddenly be solved through a drinking competition. Good luck Angela Merkel.

She's already had her say about the current reality TV star running for power too.

Simon Cowell

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Cowell already has the Winston Churchill impression down (Rui Vieira/PA)

Surely Cowell is the call. The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent judge certainly knows talent when he sees it so surely picking a cabinet would be child's play for him.

Plus just imagine the rallies he could hold for his campaign. The music mogul's withering rebukes of fellow candidates along with endless performances from his proteges from One Direction would be a match made in heaven.

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He's got support too.

Or if he's not running for power himself, perhaps Cowell could adjudicate the next big election?

Jamie Laing

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Jamie Laing has already been to 10 Downing Street, and he certainly looked the part at least (Yui Mok/PA)

This loveable character from Made In Chelsea certainly has the charisma for politics, and he's a charitable soul too - having got involved in the BBC's Sport Relief and playing in the Rugby Aid For Heroes match last year.

Who doesn't like watching a politician play rugby?

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Perhaps there's room for another bright blonde haired politician at Westminster? Or even in the White House?

Jamie is heir to the McVitie's fortune - his great-great-grandfather invented the digestive and rich tea biscuit and the Jaffa Cake - as well as having his own line of sweets called Candy Kittens so just imagine the edible freebies on offer at his rallies. Plus they could make a useful bargaining tool too.

You might be thinking policies are more important than the food a candidate can offer at their rallies - but that's where you're wrong. Look, here's a picture of Donald Trump proudly holding up a pork chop in a napkin.

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Trump knows (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Down with walls and up with pork chops.