Conservative leader David Cameron has been flying the flag for Aston Villa during a live television debate.

The 41-year-old politician had been taking part in a discussion on the human embryo debate when he was asked who he thought would the Champions League Final between Manchester United and Chelsea.

The Tory leader said it was of little consequence to him because as far as he was concerned there was only one team - the Villa.

Cameron told GMTV presenter Ben Shepherd: "The first game I ever went to was an Aston Villa game and so I am an Aston Villa fan. We have had a pretty good season ourselves.

"I don't really mind who wins the Champions League although it would be nice if an Englishman could contribute so lets go for a Frank Lampard hat-trick."

Cameron is the nephew of former Villa chairman Sir William Dugdale who took him to his first ever game as a 13-year-old.

The politician is one of a host of famous Villa fans including Prince William, Mervyn King, the Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Digby Jones, world renowned violinst Nigel Kennedy,  Hollywood actor Tom Hanks and Grammy-award winning singer Amy Winehouse.