Newly elected to the Welsh Assembly, Ukip member Neil Hamilton shook hands with Wales first minister Carwyn Jones outside the Senndd building.
The sight of the first minister welcoming Mr Hamilton would have been an unusual one for the Welsh electorate.
The former member of the Conservative party lost his seat in 1997 after becoming embroiled in the cash for questions scandal, but has now found himself back in public office as representative for Mid and West Wales.
Mr Hamilton, along with another former Tory, Mark Reckless, were among seven UKIP AMs elected via the regional lists.
The Welsh reality star has suffered a debut election defeat - and revealed he had a tough time on the campaign trail.
Labour suffered a "terrible" defeat in Rhondda but has already won 16 Welsh Assembly seats as it looks to record a fifth term in office.