After a year of softly-softly interviews with the likes of Vanessa Feltz, the BBC finally had a chance to grill Boris on his record yesterday.
The result was beyond terrible.
First up we had Andrew Neil, who given ten minutes to question the Mayor, decided to ask age-old questions about the Bullingdon Club and play an 18 month old clip of the Mayoral elections.
Worse than that, the vast bulk of the questioning was on an area (EU treaty law) where Boris has zero knowledge, control or influence over. Truly awful.
Next up we had Jeremy Paxman, who having seemingly missed Neil's interview, proceeded to ask almost exactly the same irrelevant questions all over again.
After the umpteempth question on Bullingdon, Boris quite rightly responds:
"Is that really what you are asking? Is this what Newsnight has come to? Is this what depths you have plumbed on this show?"
The interview breaks down into pure farce, with Boris deciding to ask his own questions before being asked to deliver his own speech direct to the camera.
What a despicable waste of an opportunity.
*The only place you'll have seen this reported was on BBC London by Tim Donovan. This is one interviewer that Boris has serially avoided.