But again, that's not really the issue in this case. I just happen to think that sending Botham to be a diplomat with the Australians over the trade deal is like sending Bernard Manning to strike a deal with the Taliban to get Pen Farthing and his people out of Afghanistan.
He is one of 10 unpaid envoys, Jenny, and he's not involved in negotiating a trade deal!! His role is to boost British business overseas, and if he has the qualities to assist in that mission, then why not?
Of course, being one of many who will help Brexit to be a success, he's bound to be a bogeyman in your eyes.
The Australians seem to like him, so he's off to a flying start.