Seb Coe would be 'first rate choice' for the BBC

I think it's fantastic news for the BBC and British broadcasting.

Seb Coe is a great leader, I've worked with him a lot over the last few years and I think he'll demand very high standards of the BBC.

I think he'll be exactly in the right tradition of British broadcasting.

A first rate choice.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London


Sebastian Coe front runner to chair the BBC Trust

Many Conservatives had seen the former London 2012 boss as the "dream candidate" to succeed Johnson as a future Mayor of London.