Boris Johnson has shocked everyone by keeping his hat firmly outside the next Prime Minister ring citing that the next leader would restore Britain's standing and stand tall in the world but 'that person cannot be me'.
As there is a Conservative Party campaign titled 'Anyone But Boris' and he was facing daily abuse from the public for his lies during the Referendum, he has probably concluded that he would be cannon fodder and has pulled the rug from under them.
It is a shame because if there was ever anyone who could be used as cannon fodder, it was him and now we are denied it.
No poking fun of his willingness to look like an unmade bed or recalling how he was fired by The Times for making up stories.
No re-hashing of how he referred to gay men as 'tank-topped bumboys' and on the subject of same sex marriage said that 'We don't want our children being taught some rubbish about homosexual marriage being the same as normal marriage' and calling it 'ludicrous'.
We won't be able to remember the time he was ordered to go to Liverpool to make a public apology for saying that Liverpudlians were welfare scroungers or referring to his £250,000 wages from his second job at The Telegraph Newspaper as 'chicken feed' or even how he was sacked from the cabinet for lying over his private life.
Most upsetting is how we will not be able to rake the coals over his extra-marital affair with Spectator columnist Petronella Wyatt, resulting in two terminated pregnancies and then the affair with the Times Higher Education Supplement journalist Anna Fazackerley and then yet another dalliance with Helen Macintyre and fathering her child.
Such a shame that all this will never see the light of day now.