Unlike some of his opponents who have posted fairly boring speeches online, Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart has taken an unusual approach to his campaign.

The 46-year-old who is the current secretary of state of international development is hoping to galvanise the public by literally talking to people on the street, including Channel 4's Jon Snow.

However, a video he posted on Tuesday morning from Kew Gardens got a lot of people talking for a very peculiar reason.

In the clip, Stewart invited people to come and chat with him in the South London location but the selfie video wasn't all that convincing and people began to ask him if he was actually pretending to hold the camera?

The video was surreal enough but things just became silly when Stewart responded to BuzzFeed's Matthew Champion and confirmed that he was faking the selfie video.

This amazing revelation sent British politics Twitter into a miniature free fall.

Stewart has since appeared on Sky News where he was asked about the faking the videos, admitting that there was a bit of a mix-up between him and someone else and that he is getting better at social media.

We doubt this is what people had in mind when they talk about 'honest politicians' but at least it's a start.

Plus, pretending to record a selfie video is hardly the worst thing that one of the Tory leadership candidates has ever done.

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