Playgirl is chasing Kirk McCambley, the man whose love affair with Iris Robinson brought down Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson.

Daniel Nardicio, director of marketing at the magazine told the Irish Independent they intended to pursue McCambley

"He's Irish, he's good looking and the toppling of a political dynasty is just great," he said.

"We re-launched the magazine last December with the Levi Johnston (former boyfriend of Sarah Palin's daughter) shoot. Kirk McCambley would be a great follow up to that. It's a fantastic story, it's interesting and he is very attractive. He fits into what we are trying to do with Playgirl."

Nardicio claimed Playgirl would "make it worth his while".

He added: "We ended up making Levi Johnston even more of an icon than he was. He was on every major news network in America after our shoot. With Kirk it could be the same.

"I would love to come to Ireland to do the shoot but it probably would be more cost-effective to have him fly over here rather than send all our people over there.

"We would hope to get in touch with him as soon as possible to get him into our March issue. We can offer him a fair bit of money."

Last week, the British gay magazine Attitude  also sought McCambley for the cover of their next issue.