BORIS Johnson has left the Conservative Party to return to the pages of the Beano, he has confirmed.
The long-running comic character began a trial run in reality back in 1999, when he proved such a success on Have I Got News For You that he was given his own spin-off of increasingly ludicrous adventures.
However recent storylines have seen his popularity with the public plummet and he will now be folded back into the weekly publication, running between Pup Parade and The Numskulls.
Editor Norman Steele said: “He’s had a great run out there in the real world but lately we’ve been struggling to come up with anything even remotely credible.
“The mayoral period was a rich vein of comedy, judging bonny baby contests and the like, but we all felt that being a member of the cabinet was a bit of a stretch for a character whose dialogue is mainly ‘Cripes’, ‘Golly’ and ‘Yaroo!’
“He’ll be happier back in Beanotown where even the most imaginative double-page spread of catastrophe has no consequences whatsoever because everything’s reset the following week.”