Asked last night if he was flattered by all the leadership speculation, the mayor said it was "very, very bad for my ego".
He said: "I think Ken Clarke was on the money earlier on when he said that it was a distraction and it needs to end."
Boris Johnson has used his platform speech to the Conservative Party Conference to insist he is completely loyal to David Cameron.
Boris Johnson has caused mayhem at Birmingham's main station, as he arrived in the city for the Conservative Party Conference.
Mayor Boris Johnson today warned that middle income families were feeling "utterly and understandably ignored"