Yes, that really is the Mayor of London in BBC comedy Citizen Khan

Sadiq Khan makes a guest appearance in tonight's episode alongside Test Match Special presenter Jonathan Agnew

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Citizen Khan is back on screens tonight but among the usual favourites, there’s an extra special guest star… 

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Yup, your eyes do not deceive you – that really is Sadiq Khan reluctantly posing for a selfie with the eponymous Mr Khan (played by comedian Adil Ray). 

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The Mayor of London crops up in the first episode of the show’s new series alongside Test Match Special presenter Jonathan Agnew and former England cricket captain Matthew Vaughan as Mr Khan makes a spectacle of himself in front of a packed house at Edgebaston Cricket Ground. 

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It isn’t the first time a London Mayor has appeared on primetime telly – Khan’s predecessor, Boris Johnson, made a cameo in EastEnders back in 2009 where he charmedOld Vic matriarch Peggy Mitchell.

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But just how does Mayor Khan feature in tonight’s Citizen Khan? Well, that would be telling – but tune in this evening at 8:30pm on BBC1 and all will be revealed…