Prime Minister in waiting.

Boris last night proved why he's such a racing certainty to be next Prime Minister.

At the end of a long day for the Olympic Torch Relay the London Mayor hit out at the cynics including Mitt Romney, declared London the greatest place on earth and declared that Olympomania would sweep the city over the coming days.

It really was Boris at his best and had journalists praising him from all directions and even trending on twitter.

One even said that far from counting down to the games, many must now be counting down to when one day this wonderfully vibrant and colourful figure is Prime Minister.