Morrissey is in talks to write the UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC confirmed today.
In one of the showbiz world's most unlikely developments, the former Smiths singer is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Bucks Fizz.
Morrissey expressed an interest in the contest last year after Daz Sampson's song, Teenage Life, came fifth.
"I was horrified but not surprised to see the UK fail. Why didn't they ask me?" said the star, whose hits with The Smiths include Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and Big Mouth Strikes Again.
His comments were taken as a joke by everyone but the BBC, which approached him about writing this year's entry.
A BBC spokeswoman said: "Morrissey said that he would be interested in doing it so we approached him and we are currently in discussion.
"Nothing is confirmed and we are also talking to other people.
"Morrissey would be writing the song for someone else rather than performing himself."Reuse content