Nice tan.

tBg learns Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has praised US President-elect Barack Obama for his suntan! Berlusconi made the remark while visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. He said Mr Obama is “young, handsome and tanned”.

Berlusconi has come out with some priceless howlers in the past – labelling one German MEP as a “prison of war camp guard” and saying that the “West is superior to Islam”.

Last night, as he was condemned from all sides for his remarks on Obama. A rattled Berlusconi snapped: “What’s the problem ? It was a compliment.

The Italian PM is known to have a all year round tan and to of had plastic surgery to keep him looking well below his age of 72. tBg gets the self-deprecating joke.