Pippa Middleton’s challenge to Boris Johnson

3 April 2013

12:20 PM

3 April 2013

12:20 PM

Pippa Middleton writes an Alpine Notebook for the new Spectator, out tomorrow. She has this to say at the end:

‘Back home in London after my Alpine challenges, I can now pursue less demanding hobbies in my spare time, such as ping-pong. I’m informed that Boris Johnson, former editor of this magazine, wants to be “whiff-whaff” world king even more than he wants to be Prime Minister. I’m also told the Johnsons are almost as competitive as the Middletons. So I’d like to lay down a challenge to the Mayor. My only stipulation is that I can use my favourite Dunlop Blackstorm Nemesis bat, which I used when I played in the Milton Keynes U13 National Championships, don’t you know. Bring it on, Boris.’

So how about it, Boris? When he edited The Spectator we had a ping-pong table in the garden. We’ll happily bring it back, if the Mayor has the nerve to respond to Ms Middleton’s challenge. You can read her full diary here.

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  • Swank

    As long as her ping-pong’s better than her book, from what I heard bruited around the Web. On the other hand: critics stink: they complain, but they can’t do anything themselves, never mind better. Go, Pippa!

  • don logan

    Is this some sort of April fool, or has the Speccie lost all semblance of sense? I have gone from devouring every word in the Spectator to a casual reader within six months and suspect I’m not alone.

  • Darrall Longworth

    i bet Boris would love to play with Pippa’s wiff waff ?

  • sunnydayrider

    Pathetic. The Speccy I mean.

  • Austin Barry

    Is Ms Middleton’s cry of “Bring it on, Boris” particularly wise?

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