By Joseph Laws For Mailonline
Published: 18:00 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 18:00 BST, 5 October 2020
England cricketing hero Sir Ian Botham has made his first appearance at the House of Lords.
Lord Botham wore the traditional scarlet and ermine-trimmed robe for his brief formal introduction ceremony as a peer.
The Brexit backer, more used to the surroundings of Lord's Cricket Ground, swore the oath of allegiance to the Queen as part of the ceremony.
Lord Botham wore the traditional scarlet and ermine-trimmed robe for his brief formal introduction ceremony as a peer
Technical problems delayed the start of proceedings, with Lord Speaker Lord Fowler telling peers: 'It means at the moment no words can be heard outside the House, which is a slight disadvantage.'
After consultations with clerks, Lord Fowler prompted groans and laughs by saying: 'I think rain has stopped play just for the