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Watch: Boris Johnson’s model buses

Watch: Boris Johnson's model buses
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Boris Johnson has had a tricky time being quizzed by journalists over the past few days, as he's been grilled about his Brexit position, his negotiating stratgey, his late-night row with Carrie Symonds and his history of consuming (or not quite consuming) Class-A drugs.

But it seems as if the former Foreign Secretary was floored by the simplest question of them all today. Appearing on TalkRadio this afternoon, Boris was simply asked by presenter Ross Kempsell what he did to relax?

Johnson appeared to be stumped:

'I like to paint, or I make things... I have a thing where I make models of... I make  buses.'

Kempsell asked the potential prime minister to clarify: did that mean he made models of buses? The former London of Mayor replied:

'I make models of buses... No I don't mean models of buses. What I make is, I get old wooden crates. And then I paint them. And they have two... suppose it's a box that's been used to contain two wine bottles, right. And it will have a dividing thing. And I turn it unto a bus and I put passengers. You really want to know this?... I paint the passengers enjoying themselves, on the wonderful bus.'

Watch here:

https://twitter.com/rosskempsell/status/1143491303466053633

Are the wheels coming off team Boris' bus?

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from Westminster and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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