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PM jogs in a suit shirt at Tory conference, before table tennis and baking

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Did you forget your gym equipment, Boris? PM warms up for Tory conference by jogging in a suit, shirt and shorts…then reveals he wants to be a participant in Great British Bake Off after trying his hand at cooking while visiting the youth center with Priti Patel

  • Boris Johnson kicked off the Tory conference by jogging in a suit shirt
  • PM later visited Manchester youth center and played table tennis with Priti Patel
  • Mr Johnson revealed that he enjoys taking part in Great British Bake Off










Boris Johnson warmed up for the Tory conference this morning by jogging but seemed to have forgotten to pack his gear.

The Prime Minister was photographed walking near the Manchester venue in a suit shirt and shorts with black socks.

He also wore black shoes that looked suspiciously formal, although assistants insisted they were in fact athletic shoes.

Johnson later had another training session when he visited a youth center in the city with Secretary of the Interior Priti Patel.

The pair tried some table tennis – which Mr Johnson likes to call ‘Wiff Waff’.

And Mr Johnson revealed that he would love to be a participant in the Great British Bake Off after they helped cook.

Boris Johnson was photographed near the Tory conference venue in Manchester this morning wearing a shirt and shorts with black socks.

Later, on a visit to a youth center in Manchester, Mr Johnson and Priti Patel tried some table tennis

Later, on a visit to a youth center in Manchester, Mr Johnson and Priti Patel tried some table tennis

Mr Johnson revealed he is happy to participate in the Great British Bake Off after they helped cook in the HideOut Youth Zone

Mr Johnson revealed he is happy to participate in the Great British Bake Off after they helped cook in the HideOut Youth Zone

The Conservative Party leader played a competitive game of table tennis with children and staff in HideOut Youth Zone, and at one point took on Ms Patel in a doubles match.

The prime minister described his young partner as “ruthless” after the boy fired a shot past their opponents and shot into a row of photographers capturing the action.

Johnson also showed his artistic skills when he drew and colored a bee, one of the symbols of the city of Manchester, where the Tory Party’s fall conference takes place.

During an activity-packed visit, Mr Johnson – wearing an apron with ‘Bake Back Better’ embroidered on it – then helped mix the ingredients for a sponge cake before turning it into a glaze that had already been baked.

When asked if he would like to be a participant in Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off, the Prime Minister replied: ‘I would. I would love to do that.

“I don’t think they ever invited me.”

He admitted it had been “a long time” since he’d helped bake in the household, but revealed that his favorite sweet treat is a Bakewell pie.

“I think that’s pretty much my favorite,” Mr. Johnson said, remembering how his grandmother used to bake them.

He added: “If I was on death row I think I would have steak and chips followed by a Bakewell pie.”

He seemed to have changed his mind about how to finish his hypothetical last meal, adding, “Actually, it could be sticky fudge pudding. Yes, sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream.’

Mr Johnson admitted it had been 'a long time' since he had helped with baking in the household

Mr Johnson admitted it had been ‘a long time’ since he had helped with baking in the household

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