Russell Brand is taking the plunge (literally) into Christianity, marking the latest step in his transformation from raunchy actor and comedian to public intellectual to, as of this Sunday, baptised Christian.

He took to X on Friday to ask his followers what baptism had been like for them, and what he can expect from the experience.

The English actor, previously named the Sun’s 2008 Shagger of the Year, announced last month on X that he had visited various churches and was considering a baptism, joining a growing cohort of cultural and political commentators converting or returning to Christianity. Days earlier, conservative firebrand Candace Owens announced her own Catholic conversion, while Ayaan Hirsi Ali shared her conversion to Christianity in these pages in November. Will his latest rebrand stick?