Instead of opting for a straightforward "yes" or "no" when asked if he'd ever taken illegal drugs before, Tory MP Johnny Mercer opted for something slightly more offbeat.

Speaking in a quickfire round of questions during BBC 5Live's Pienaar's Politics on Sunday, the Plymouth MP and former soldier told the host:

You don't put diesel in a Ferrari, d'you mate?

Mercer, who starred in a US advert for Dove shampoo before the 2015 election, also batted away questions on why he'd never voted before and on rumours that his wife had vetted his female staff.

You can watch the full clip below:

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