The Staggers 24 March 2013 Watch: Eddie Mair roasts Boris Mair deflects the London Mayor's multiple attempts to change tack. Print HTML Boris Johnson had a diffcult time in an interview with Eddie Mair this morning, in which he was called "a nasty piece of work", and during which his multiple attempts to change course were defeated by Mair, who insisted the interview was about Johnson's integrity. Watch the clip below: The interview started with Mair asking about the upcoming documentary "Boris Johnson: The Irresistable Rise". Boris said he "hadn't seen it", to which Mair replied "but this happened in your life so you know about this." Mair then asked Johnson about his dismissal from the Times over making up a quote. Boris asked whether Mair was sure "our viewers wouldn't want to hear more about housing", but Mair disagreed. Boris admitted he had "mildly sandpapered" a quote while at the Times, to which Mair responded "let me ask you about a bare faced lie." Boris was quizzed about the time he was sacked for lying to his party about an affair, and the infamous recorded phone call with Darius Guppy. Boris said he "disputed" the interpretations of events. › Cameron's crackdown on immigrant housing is nothing to do with merit Photograph: Getty Images Martha Gill writes the weekly Irrational Animals column. You can follow her on Twitter here: @Martha_Gill. From only £1 per week Subscribe More Related articles 7 problems with the Snooper’s Charter, according to the experts The buck doesn't stop with Grant Shapps - and probably shouldn't stop with Lord Feldman, either The Fire Brigades Union reaffiliates to Labour - what does it mean?