The Mayor of London surprised a few comedy fans when he popped up in BBC One’s popular show, Citizen Khan.
— BBC Comedy (@bbccomedy) November 4, 2016
Sadiq Khan made a welcome cameo in the first episode of the fifth series of the Birmingham-based sitcom, delighting fans when he was summarily arrested after a case of mistaken identity with the show’s main character, Mr Khan.
This week, Mr Khan promised too much and found himself in hot water after boasting that he was on friendly terms with British cricketer, Moeen Ali.
It wasn’t long before the calamitous Mr Khan found himself being chased by police at Birmingham’s Edgbaston cricket ground, where he bumped into the London Mayor before escaping arrest when the police mistook them for each other.
And it wasn’t long before eager viewers were commenting on just how much they loved the mayor’s appearance.
Sadiq Khan is in #citizenkhan 😂😂— Marissa Thomas (@marissatfooty) November 4, 2016
— Sophia Mirza (@Sophia_Mirza21) November 4, 2016
Only Citizen Khan can get London Mayor Sadiq Khan kicked out of Edgebaston 😂😂😂— Sir Geezer Gaz (@GeezerGaz1) November 4, 2016
CITIZEN KHAN IS ON TV AND I WAS PAYING ABSOLUTELY NO ATTENTION UNTIL I SAW SADIQ KHAN AND I YELPED????— elspeth 🌻 (@ElspethOakley) November 4, 2016
Perhaps it was slightly unfortunate that not every guest appearance on the show was met with the same enthusiasm, however…
— Jean Rose (@AuntieJean1) November 4, 2016
Poor Michael Vaughan and Jonathan Agnew. You can’t blame a pundit for trying.