Boris Johnson was taking part in a post-Olympic Games press conference with Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe when they were asked to perform the ‘Mobot’ as a tribute to double-gold winning athlete Mo Farrah.
Lord Coe refused to take part, replying “I think not”. Mr Hunt also declined. It was left to Mr Johnson to respond to the request and he gamely performed the famous ‘M’ sign above his head.
The London Mayor also faced further questions about his political future after the success of the London Olympic Games helped make him the favourite to succeed David Cameron as Conservative party leader. Meanwhile Lord Coe was asked whether he would run for Mayor of London.
Both rejected the suggestions.