David Van Day yesterday claimed "you don't have to be a brain surgeon to be an MP" as he launched his Parliamentary quest.

The pop singer and reality TV star is considering standing for election in Mid Bedfordshire in response to the expenses scandal.

Mr Van Day, 52, from Brighton, said: "MPs have had it too good for too long. They have taken too many liberties."

The former Dollar frontman said he was 85% certain he would stand against Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP disowned by David Cameron after claiming the publication of the expenses had been torture.

He said he wanted to go to the constituency and gauge local opinion towards him standing under the banner of his own No Expenses Party.

Mr Van Day, who once ran a burger stall at Churchill Square shopping centre in Brighton, said: "There's no reason why I couldn't be elected.

"Being an MP is not rocket science you don't need to be a brain surgeon.

"Most of it is common sense, which most of the time you see a lack of.

"All I can do is offer them my services and not charge them for it.

"I would charge nothing at all in expenses and I wouldn't claim for a second home."

Mr Van Day has dabbled in politics in the past, standing unsuccessfully for a seat on Brighton and Hove City Council in the East Brighton ward.

He returned to fame last year during a high profile stint in I m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!