BORIS Johnson has finally admitted "of course" he will stand in the Tory leadership contest to replace Theresa May.
The ex-Foreign Secretary will run when the Prime Minister quits, the BBC reports.
Speaking at a business event in Manchester, Mr Johnson said: "Of course I'm going to go for it."
Mrs May said she will resign after the House of Commons backs her Brexit deal.
International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and ex-Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey have already thrown their hat in the ring.
Andrea Leadsom said she is "considering" standing as leader.
Tory heavy hitters also tipped to make a bid for Number 10 include Michael Gove, Amber Rudd, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt and Liz Truss.
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