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Sadiq Khan is making his sitcom debut

By Cath Clarke

We already knew that Sadiq Khan can tell a joke. He told us a rude one about the health secretary Jeremy Hunt when we interviewed him in September to launch Time Out’s Love London awards.

Now comes news that the Mayor is making his first appearance in a sitcom, with a cameo in the new series of ‘Citizen Khan’, the BBC’s cosily old-fashioned comedy about loud-mouthed, tight-fisted Birmingham community leader Mr Khan.

Watch Sadiq Khan's rude joke about Jeremy Hunt

Personally, we’d have killed to see Sadiq in season two of ‘Fleabag’. (He could have played one of the customers Fleabag rips off £25 for a cheese sandwich). But we’ll settle for the cameo in the season opener of ‘Citizen Khan’, in which Mr Khan ends up sleeping in his car after forgetting his wedding anniversary.

Sadiq tells Time Out: 'I don't want Fabric closing down. It's a great night out.'

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