BORIS JOHNSON was booed by cricket fans yesterday as he shrugged off speculation about his private life with an afternoon at the Oval.
Mr Johnson, 54, and his wife Marina Wheeler, also 54, announced they were divorcing earlier this week amid claims she threw him out of their marital home after an affair.
The couple, who were married for 25 years, have four children aged from 19 to 25. Supporters of Mr Johnson, who resigned from his cabinet post over the Prime Minister’s Brexit strategy, said that the problems in his private life should not derail his hopes of becoming Conservative leader.
Last night Labour MP Tom Watson suggested on his blog that Mr Johnson was preparing to “go public with a full-frontal leadership bid to topple Theresa May and install himself in Downing Street” tomorrow.
Polls yesterday showed that most people did not think infidelity made Mr Johnson unfit to lead. Survation research found that 64 per cent said it should not affect him getting the top job, while only 18 per cent said it did have an impact.