Viglen owner and star of the BBC series TheApprentice Sir Alan Sugar is being hailed as the only man that can de-throneBoris Johnson as Mayor of London and prevent Ken Livingstone from running asLabour’s candidate.
The next election is not due until 2012 but according toreports in the Evening Standard, it is understood that Ken Clark, Labour’s London director has calledSir Alan for an “exploratory conversation” which sources said were brief andpleasant.
The man himself was not available to comment on thesuggestions but according to the national, he is seen by some labour peers asthe only man to take on the fluffy-haired Tory and to stop former London MayorLivingstone from standing again.
The 61-year-old entrepreneur sold Amstrad last year - butstill owns education specialist Viglen - and is the main protagonist on thereality TV show The Apprentice where he is renowned for his no-nonsense approach tocontestants.
The question is, will he be firing Boris in a manner ofspeaking when the race for the mayoral elections kicks off?