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