Boris Johnson is likely to be forced into a TV debate by rivals (Image: GETTY)
The former Foreign Secretary has faced criticism from his rivals, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab. The three will join Sajid Javid, Matt Hancock and Rory Stewart in a live debate on Channel 4 and the BBC. Channel 4 has also threatened to leave an empty chair for Mr Johnson in the debates if he doesn’t attend, The Sun reported.
The rival Tory candidates have said it’s “critical” all candidates are tested before the public.
In an open letter seen by The Sun the rivals said: “The next Conservative leader, and Prime Minister, will have the crucial task of uniting Britain behind a new vision – not only to deliver Brexit, but to define what comes next.
“This leadership contest provides an important opportunity to debate, to shape and to define the ideas