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Weiner mocks reporter in Monty Python jibe

Beleaguered New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner appeared to mock Daybreak's Lucy Watson when she asked him a few questions after a campaign event.

Answering her in a fake British accent, Weiner said laughing, "I just have a feeling I've like stepped into a Monty Python bit ... 'I don't know would anything stop me?' Now is a rock going to fall on my head?"

In the latest of a series of gaffes, he then offered, "Is there anything else I can do for ITV? Do you want me to do the weather or something?"

Weiner insists 'quit isn't the way we roll in New York'

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he will not quit the race.

Last week, Weiner acknowledged exchanging sexually explicit messages online after similar behaviour spurred his resignation from Congress in 2011.

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner in his new campaign video. Credit: Weiner for Mayor

Weiner acknowledges in the video that when "embarrassing" things in a person's private life become public, the person should talk about it.

He says those who have suggested he should quit the mayoral race "don't know New York, they certainly don't know me. Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City".

Weiner loses NYC mayoral race lead after revelations

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's lead among Democrats has evaporated following recent revelations that he continued to exchange explicit pictures online after resigning from Congress in 2011, according to a new poll.

Of those surveyed, 25% of Democrats said they would vote for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, compared to 16% who said they would back Weiner, the NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll stated.

Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after his online indiscretions were revealed. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Last month a poll suggested Weiner was the front runner, with 25% percent support to Quinn's 20%.

The married former Democratic congressman made the admission at a press conference, stood next to his wife Huma Abedin, after news reports alleged he had an affair under the name Carlos Danger.

Though Weiner did not give specific details, he told reporters, "Some of these things happened before my resignation, some of them happened after".