MP and podcast host Ed Miliband has said his dream show guest would be former US president Barack Obama.

The Reasons To Be Cheerful podcast co-host will appear alongside radio personality Geoff Lloyd at the Latitude Festival next weekend.

Miliband said: “Our dream guest would be Obama. I don’t know if he’s going to be at Latitude but I think it’s less about the guests and more about the broad conversation.”

This summer will see the pair embark on a mini-tour, visiting Lunar Festival later this month before heading to the first weekend of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Doncaster North MP, who will reprise his role as temporary Radio 2 host next week, added that he is “incredibly lucky” to be given the opportunity to take over the Jeremy Vine Show, and said he wants to “do as well as I can”.

But he insisted that he does not have plans to switch careers completely.