Boris Johnson

London mayor Boris Johnson has said that he would put his name forward for the role of Top Gear presenter, should Jeremy Clarkson be sacked over allegedly punching a producer.

During a question and answer session held on Twitter, Johnson said: “[I] am mega clarkson fan but if a vacancy wd def let my name go forward.”

He added: “…and on that bombshell, I’ll be back for another #askboris very soon. Thanks for taking part.”

Before his political career, Johnson worked as a journalist and wrote a regular car column in GQ magazine.

He would test a different car every week, and has even had books published on the subject.

Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘fracas’ is currently being investigated by the BBC, with a decision due later this week.

Two of the previous Stigs have disagreed about whether Top Gear could cope without Clarkson, while a petition signed by over a million people was delivered to the BBC in a tank.