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James Corden's Sun Interview With David Cameron Reveals PM's Footballing Past, And His 'Hairdryer' Treatment

21/03/2014 09:32 GMT | Updated 21/03/2014 11:59 GMT
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05: Conservative leader David Cameron laughs while he waits to address delegates at the Conservative Party Conference on October 5, 2009 in Manchester, England. Britain's Conservatives are meeting in Manchester this week for their final party conference before next year's general election. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

There were a few more surprising titbits in James Corden's interview with David Cameron, where the Prime Minister insisted he wasn't bothered if Boris Johnson was after his job.

"I want him to get back in Parliament. I think he's great," the PM said.

"It's a bit like football - if you have got a great striker you want him on the pitch.

"It's up to him. He can complete as Mayor, or he can stay on as Mayor and come back to the House. I want him on the team."

But the PM also revealed his own footballing faux-pas, and whether he gave Michael Gove the "hairdryer treatment" a la Sir Alex Ferguson, after the Education Secretary's apparently wine-fuelled rant that Johnson has "no gravitas" and Theresa May has "no friends", with only George Osborne fit to be the next leader.

Here's what we learnt: