Boris Johnson’s Olympics poetry recital is a hit…

...and so is the YouTube mash-up spoofing an Olympic welcome from the London Mayor

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We reported yesterday that London Mayor Boris Johnson was to deliver a specially commissioned Olympic ode – in both ancient Greek and English – at last night’s gala for the International Olympic Committee. 

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Well it seems Johnson’s predictably flamboyant rendition of the poem went down a storm at the event, receiving rapturous applause and upstaging performances from opera stars Domingo, Renee Fleming and Bryn Terfel and singer Paloma Faith.

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Great timing, then, for YouTube favourite Cassetteboy (who has previously lampooned TV shows inlcuding The Apprentice and Dragons’ Den) to release his latest mash-up video, stitching together various of Bo-Jo’s speeches and TV appearances to create a very special Olympic welcome…