Morrissey invited to make cameo appearance on The Archers
The Smiths frontman is said to be 'fascinated' by the offer
This week Morrissey made his first foray into the Twittersphere – but he may have another surprise in store for fans.
The Smiths frontman has been approached to make a cameo appearance in The Archers.
According to semi-official fanzine True to You, the star is “fascinated” by the offer to appear in BBC Radio 4’s rural soap opera, which is the longest-running in the world.
Morrissey, who is 55 next week, is understood to have been approached about a potential idea for a storyline for the Ambridge-based series, which has had a number of celebrity cameos over the years.
A prominent vegetarian, Morrissey is a vocal opponent of the livestock industry and has been known to ban meat products from venues at which he performs. It is thought that any appearance on the radio show would see him expressing his views.
It is not the first time Morrissey has been linked to a soap opera.
In his autobiography, he revealed his love for Coronation Street and EastEnders, and divulged that he was once offered a role in Albert Square as Dot Cotton’s “so far unmentioned son”.
He also said he was offered a role on Emmerdale, but admitted: “The most fascinating aspect of both offers is that somebody somewhere thought it a good idea.”
The Archers, which first began in 1950, airs six times a week and has on average five million listeners. True to You described it as “a British institution”.
The BBC declined to comment on the speculation.
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