The Mayor of Birmingham officially opening Joe Lycett’s kitchen is totally joyous

You may remember a couple of months ago that we told you about the wonderful Joe Lycett‘s efforts to get the Mayor of Birmingham, Yvonne Mosquito, to agree to hold an opening ceremony for the new kitchen extension of his house.

Here’s what he told us at the time.

Although there had been an early disappointment, her office had left some room for hope.

Well, Joe got his wish – and this is how that unfolded.

To make the event a ticketed affair, he ran a charity raffle for the honour of attending.

It gained an official broadcast partner.

Celebrity guests were lined up.