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Boris JohnsonBoris 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.

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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

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