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Boris accepts Pippa’s ping-pong match challenge: “I’m game if she is!”

3rd Apr 13 5:43 pm

London Mayor Boris Johnson has risen to the challenge of a ping-pong game with Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Writing on Twitter to Spectator editor Fraser Nelson, Johnson wrote: “I’m game if she is. Happy for Pippa to join me on a visit and see the benefits of our £22m Sports Legacy Fund in action.”

This comes after Middleton threw down the gauntlet to confront the Mayor at “whiff-whaff” in a diary column for the latest issue of the Spectator.

In her article, she wrote:

“Back home in London after my Alpine challenges, I can now pursue less demanding hobbies in my spare time, such as ping-pong. I’m informed that Boris Johnson, former editor of this magazine, wants to be “whiff-whaff” world king even more than he wants to be Prime Minister. I’m also told the Johnsons are almost as competitive as the Middletons.

“So I’d like to lay down a challenge to the Mayor. My only stipulation is that I can use my favourite Dunlop Blackstorm Nemesis bat, which I used when I played in the Milton Keynes U13 National Championships, don’t you know. Bring it on, Boris.’

As they prepare to spar, Middleton may be in for a tough time if Johnson decides to cheat as “outrageously” at table tennis as former Met commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson apparently thinks.



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