Tony Blair relieves stress with sessions in the Downing Street gym to an aerobics music video by Eric Prydz, report The Times online

The PM told of his hard gym work when he joined Chris Evans for UK Radio Aid, a 12-hour fundraising broadcast for tsunami victims.

The broadcast, which united 268 commercial stations, with £10,000 for a tour of Downing Street and tea with Mr Blair. Of his gym sessions he said: “I find it relieves the stress, and it’s also the time when I get to listen to music.”

Mr Blair was familiar with Eric Prydz’s song Call on Me, which features women doing aerobics in revealing leotards. “The first time it came on, I nearly fell off my rowing machine,” he said.