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.
tv Review: Miranda Hart and co deliver the festive goods
tvReview: Older generation get hot under the collar this Christmas
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Search for plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore suspended overnight
Downton Abbey Christmas special 2014, review: Love is everywhere, actually
The golden age of TV comedy is here
The Boy in the Dress, TV review: David Walliams' Boxing Day treat is a celebration of being different
From Marvel to Star Wars: The rise of cinema’s shared universes
Game of Thrones is most-pirated TV show of 2014
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk