While Boris is busy salivating over female volleyball players "glistening like wet otters" on Horse Guards Parade, David Cameron will be watching his own back after a poll suggested 32% of Conservatives wanted the mayor to succeed him as leader of the party.
The poll conducted by ConservativeHome suggested that 32% of Conservatives want the Mayor of London to take over the top job once the prime minister steps down.
In second place behind Boris is foreign secretary William Hague, with 24% of those asked wanting him to have another stab at leading the party. While in third place is education secretary Michael Gove.
George Osborne, perhaps suffering from the country's economic woes, languishes at the bottom of the table with only 2% wanting him to move from No.11 to No.10.
Even more embarrassing for the chancellor is the finding that 0% of those surveyed want him to lead the party into the next election, compared to 18% who want Boris to take over from the prime minister before 2015.
Boris is often questioned about whether he sees his stint in City Hall as a stepping stone to a return to parliament and to the Tory leadership.
While he has said he is more likely to be "reincarnated as an olive" than become prime minister, speculation about whether he will serve a full term as mayor refuses to go away.
Commenting on the poll, one backbench Tory MP told The Huffington Post UK it showed even Conservative party members are "not immune from the cult of celebrity".
"I guess Boris Johnson would at an appropriate point would be a good PM but the reason why they're all talking about it now is because Boris has such a high profile," they said.
"It's a ludicrous question at the moment because Cameron is there, doing the job, he's not even in the House of Commons and nobody's screaming for Cameron to be replaced.
"There's plenty of people who'd be capable of leading the Tory party. The notion that Boris is the only person who could lead the Tories after Cameron is nonsense."
Relations between Boris and Cameron are said to be strained, with the mayor openly criticising government policies including the 50p tax rate and the immigration cap.
Boris is currently enjoying his moment in the sun, with the eyes of the world on London as it hosts the Olympic Games.
Writing in The Times (£) today, the editor of ConHome, Tim Montgomerie, said Boris' popularity is down to the fact he is an "authentically Conservative" politician who "doesn’t just love his country but loves its people too".
"There are too many people on the blue side of politics who are relentlessly negative about what this country has become and about almost everything that the government funds that doesn’t involve truncheons and missiles," he writes.
"The person who most convincingly rejects both the pessimism and libertarian purism of the angry brigade also happens to be the most successful Tory in the country."
Writing in the Daily Telegraph today, Boris dismisses the "right-wing critics" of Danny Boyle's Olympics opening ceremony describing it as "magnificent and bonkers".
Judging by the findings of todays poll, many Tories feel the same way about the mayor.