A big day for Birmingham | Joe Lycett's kitchen extension gets its grand opening

A big day for Birmingham

Joe Lycett's kitchen extension gets its grand opening

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Glitzier than the Met Ball, more exclusive than the Cannes Croisette – THE social event of the season took place in Birmingham last night: the opening of Joe Lycett's new kitchen extension

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Yvonne Mosquito, agreed to cut the ribbon on the building work – but only after some persuasion.

She had initially declined to attend because the event was private but after he opened it up to a public raffle she agreed to go.

Comics Katherine Ryan and Lloyd Griffith and Nick Owen from BBC Midlands Today were among the celebrity guests at the event in Kings Heath in Birmingham.

Meanwhile Radio 1 was the 'official radio broadcast partner' as Lycett talking live to Nick Grimshaw from his garden.

Sadly, plans for Paul Chuckle to DJ in the downstairs toilet had to be cancelled because the children's entertainer is abroad.

Lycett chose to name he extension The Mosquito Wing after the Lord Mayor.

Writing on Twitter, the Lord Mayor called it 'an incredible evening'.

While Lycett certainly dressed for the occasion:

Those chosen to attend the unveiling entered a fundraising lottery, but there was a cloak-and-dagger operation to make sure no one got to find out Lycett's real address. The winning attendees were blindfolded before being driven to the big event.

Here's the event as covered by the BBC.

Published: 15 May 2019

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