Cliff Richard goes viral for awkward interview on “overweight” Elvis with Alison Hammond

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A video clip of Cliff Richard making a comment about an “overweight” Elvis Presley on This Morning with Alison Hammond has gone viral.

The musician was on the daytime television show Monday (November 20) to discuss his new memoir A Head Full of Music and new album ‘Cliff with Strings – My Kinda Life’.

During the interview, the artist was asked by host Hammond if he had ever met Elvis, to which he responded by telling the story of his “one chance” to meet the music legend.

Richard recalled a journalist with connections to Elvis who wondered if he would like to meet him. However, he chose to put off meeting the rock’n’roll legend because he’d “put on a lot of weight”, adding: “I thought, if I’m having a photograph taken with him and it’s gonna be hanging on my refrigerator, he’s gotta look good”.

He added: “And I put it off, and of course then he died.”