Boris Johnson’s Olympics poetry recital is a hit…

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


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. 


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.


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…