Boris Johnson has said he will take part in Tuesday’s televised Tory leadership debate on the BBC.
The frontrunner in the contest to replace Theresa May said the event, which will take place after the second round of voting, was the right forum to debate the big issues.
Rival candidates have accused Mr Johnson of avoiding media scrutiny.
Mr Johnson said he was “very keen” on TV debates but that viewers might not like too much “blue-on-blue action”.
It is unclear whether he will take part in Sunday’s planned debate on Channel 4.