I was on one of those full-body-experience, internet trawl marathons the other day and stumbled across an article about a guy who claimed to be the only Swedish male pole dancer. I'd heard of male strippers — the guys in the red polyester thongs who try to make you touch their shaved balls at hen parties — but didn't know any male pole dancers existed, let alone Sweden's highly-revered, only man of the pole. Judging by last year's results, chances are Ibrahim will storm his way to victory, so I rushed to interview him before he gets swooped over to the global stage and becomes a national treasure. You're competing in the Swedish pole dance championship soon, right? Ibrahim Tunc: I am indeed.