On Thursday (5 May) London goes to the polls to choose a new mayor, putting Boris Johnson out of a job (or out of one of his jobs, anyway). He has served as mayor for eight years and will perhaps be best remembered for Boris Bikes, although the cycle hire scheme was planned by previous mayor, Ken Livingstone. Or maybe he'll be remembered fondly as bumbling BoJo, forever getting into scrapes such as dangling helplessly from a zip wire or barging into a small child during a rugby game.

Love him or loathe him, you can't ignore him. Whether it's boxing, busking, or playing basketball or tennis, Boris really throws himself into it, often with hilarious results. Here at IBTimesUK, we've rounded up some of the funniest photos of the outgoing (in more ways than one) Mayor of London.

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Boris Johnson is congratulated by Ken Livingstone after Johnson won the London Mayoral election at City Hall on 3 May 2008Toby Melville/Reuters
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Boris Johnson poses alongside his newly unveiled waxwork at Madame Tussauds on 5 May 2009Tim Whitby/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson busks at London Bridge Underground Station as he launches a competition to find London's best public musician or busker, on 9 March 2010Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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The Mayor of London campaigns for the Conservative party in Camden on 30 April 2010Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson gets stuck on a zip line during a London 2012 event in Victoria Park, London, on 1 August 2012Lee Medcalf / Barcoft Media via Getty Images
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Boris Johnson watch the men's basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at North Greenwich Arena on 12 August 2012Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on 9 October 2012Toby Melville/Reuters
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Boris Johnson shoots and scores with his back to the basket at Tower Bridge, on 8 April 2013Andrew Winning/Reuters
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Boris Johnson plays tennis during the Rally Against Cancer charity match on day seven of the Aegon Championships at Queens Club on 16 June 2013Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson poses with models to launch the 'London: Home of Menswear Heritage Map' during London Collections: MEN SS14 on 18 June 2013Fred Duval/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson gives an animated performance as he delivers his speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester on 1 October 2013Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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An image of Boris Johnson is projected on to a high-rise building behind the London Eye, during the build-up to New Year celebrations on 31 December 2013Toby Melville/Reuters
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David Cameron and Boris Johnson play a game of table football against apprentices and students during a visit to Harrow Skills Centre on 12 May 2014Stefan Rousseau/AFP
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The Mayor of London wears a traditional headdress during a visit to the Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a major new Hindu temple being built in Kingsbury on 28 May 2014Rob Stothard/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson visits Training Ship Tenacious on the River Thames at Woolwich on 8 September 2014Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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The Mayor of London addresses a brick as he speaks at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on 30 September 2014Darren Staples/Reuters
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Boris Johnson boxes with a trainer during his visit to Fight for Peace Academy in North Woolwich on 28 October 2014Leon Neal/AFP
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Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and London Mayor Boris Johnson ride Boris bikes on 31 March 2011Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
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Boris Johnson plays football during a visit to the Millwall Football Club Community Trust on 14 January 2015 at the official launch of the London Premier League Kicks youth mentoring programmeCarl Court/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson receives a kiss from a supporter while campaigning for the local Conservative candidate in Finchley, north London, on 21 April 2015Peter Nicholls/Reuters
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Boris Johnson runs between platforms at the Willesden Junction Rail Station in between campaign stops with Conservative candidates on 1 May 2015Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Girls try to tackle Boris Johnson as he runs with the ball during a rugby coaching session at Haverstock School in London on 18 September 2015Peter Nicholls/Reuters
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London Mayor Boris Johnson collides with 10-year-old Toki Sekiguchi during a game of street rugby with a group of children outside the Tokyo Square Gardens building on 15 October 2015Issei Kato/Reuters
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Boris Johnson arrives to speak at a Conservative Party election rally in Hendon, north London on 5 May 2015Toby Melville/Reuters
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Boris Johnson, Conservative candidate for Uxbridge, celebrates as the general election results are announced on 8 May 2015Matt Cardy/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson jumps for the ball during a rugby coaching session at Haverstock School in London on 18 September 2015Peter Nicholls/Reuters
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The Mayor of London stretches ahead of a tug of war during the launch of London Poppy Day, on 27 October 2015Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images
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27 October 2015: Boris Johnson falls over as he takes part in a tug of war with members of the armed services to launch the London Poppy Day, outside City HallStefan Wermuth/Reuters
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A cyclist gives Boris the finger as he cycles over Vauxhall Bridge to launch London's first cycle superhighway on 19 November 2015Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson cycles through members of the media gathered outside his home on 22 February 2016 after he announced his intention to vote for an exit from the European UnionCarl Court/Getty Images
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Boris Johnson gestures as he sits in the cabin of a truck at an Out campaign event at Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford on 11 March 2016Peter Nicholls/Reuters
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Boris Johnson speaks at a Vote Leave campaign event, in favour of Britain leaving the European Union, at Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford on 11 March 2016Peter Nicholls/Reuters

The video team at IBTimes UK have put together this compilation of Boris Johnson's best gaffes, falls and fails.

Boris Johnson: The best gaffes, falls and fails of the outgoing London mayorIBTimes UK