Commonwealth Games 2022: Joe Lysette jokes at the opening ceremony in Birmingham on BBC TV

Comedian Joe Lycett’s shot at the UK government during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was cut by the BBC on social media.

The popular entertainer had the crowd of 35,000 at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium at seams during a brief cameo as the athletes entered the arena on Friday morning (AEST).

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Lycett appeared to deal a blow to the embattled Conservative Party and its hardline immigration policy when he joked defiantly: “Now I’m going to do something that the British government doesn’t always do and welcome some foreigners.”

Dressed in a ruffled pink tracksuit, Lycett has previously referred to himself as “Birmingham’s answer to Sporty Spice”.

The BBC, the official broadcaster of the Commonwealth Games, posted a video of Lycett’s cameo on Twitter, but the clip was cut to Lycett’s taunt.

The TV presenter captioned the video: “Joe Lycett, you MUST tell us where you got that outfit!”

Some Twitter users responded to the tweet by accusing the broadcaster of “censoring” Lycett’s cameo.

The 34-year-old actor’s performance came after TV icon Lenny Henry also went rogue during his cameo appearance.

The spectacle in the arena was headlined by the presence of a giant 10m “Raging Bull”. but it was Henry’s talk that a lot of people were talking about.

Given the work of the master of ceremonies and the introduction of the athletes as they walked into the stadium, the British actor took a very casual approach.

“What an opening ceremony – I had the wrong mushrooms on my toast this morning,” he said of the insane artistic performance.

“We are live from Alexander Stadium in front of 30,000 spectators, including my brother Seymour, who is in front.

“All your faces are smiling at me – black, brown, pink, white, tanned from last week.

“Please welcome our Commonwealth champions.”

Previously, it was Raging Bull that was at the center of global discussions.

The bull ring is a major shopping area in Birmingham that also has a bull sculpture. the mascot of these Commonwealth Games is Perry the Bull..

The women chain makers dragged the bull into the stadium, imitating the chains used during the slave trade. The bull then freed itself from these chains, symbolizing the abolition of the slave trade and the 1910 strike that paved the way for women to be freed from poverty.

Then the performer “tamed” the bull and threw it in the middle of the stage, becoming the center of the whole ceremony.

Earlier, Prince Charles arrived in style, driving the same Aston Martin that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge famously left Buckingham Palace on their wedding day.

Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived together at the Alexander Stadium, which compared them to James Bond and his famous Aston Martin.

The Prince of Wales drove his luxurious vintage car into the arena ahead of the show, where several cars combined to form a perfect Union Jack on the surface of the arena.

Originally published as Comedian Joe Lycett’s opening ceremony gag censored by BBC