Boris Johnson was booed by spectators at the Oval cricket ground when he was shown on the big screen during the England v India test match.

The former foreign sectary made news this week after he announced the break-up of his marriage and speculation intensified over a rumoured leadership coup against Theresa May.

Mr Johnson was spotted in the crowd at the fifth test match between England and India by TV camera, leading to him appearing on the big screen. 

When spectators noticed at the south London cricket ground they began booing. 

Former England captain David Gower referred to Mr Johnson’s marital problems as he commentated on the scene.

The Sky pundit said: “The former foreign secretary, he appears to be on his own, which reflects what we have seen in the papers in the last couple of days.”

Mr Johnson was studying his phone as a chorus of boos rang out and looked up from the mobile’s screen as he heard the jeers.

Journalist Lawrence Booth, editor of cricket bible Wisden, tweeted: “Boos ring out around the ground as the big screen zooms in on Boris Johnson.”