Boris Johnson has sensationally quit as UK Foreign Secretary amid a Cabinet split over the UK's Brexit strategy, throwing Theresa May's Government into further turmoil.
A Downing Street spokesman said: "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary... The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work."
The statement added: "His replacement will be announced shortly.”
The news of Mr Johnson's resignation comes less than 24 hours after former Brexit Secretary David Davis quit. Mr Davis explained that he would not be able to back and deliver the Government's plan because he believed there was a 'risk of it delivering a poor outcome'. The new Brexit secretary has been announced as Dominic Raab.
Speculation was growing about Mr Johnson’s plans on Monday, after he failed to turn up for a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergencies committee, and a summit of Western Balkan nations that was held in London.
The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, leaving less than eight months for the two sides to agree on a Brexit strategy.
What we know so far...
David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary
Theresa May faces increased pressure as Boris Johnson resigns as UK Foreign Secretary less than 24 hours after Davis resigns
Former Housing Minister Dominic Raab is appointed Brexit Secretary