Cliff Richard was put in his place by Alison Hammond on Monday after shaming Elvis during his appearance on This Morning.
During his interview, the 83-year-old singer revealed that he once turned down the opportunity to meet the rock ‘n’ roll legend because he had “gained weight.”
Cliff, who eats just one meal a day, began: “I had the opportunity to meet him through a journalist who knew I was heavily influenced by him.”
“But I turned it down because I knew he had gained a lot of weight and thought, ‘If I take a picture with him and it hangs on my fridge, of course he must look good.’
He concluded, “And I put it off, and then of course he died.”
Comments: Cliff Richard, 83, was put in his place by Alison Hammond, 48, on Monday after he shamed Elvis during his appearance on This Morning
Symbol: During his interview, the singer revealed that he once turned down the opportunity to meet the 1977 rock ‘n’ roll legend because he had “gained weight.”
Alison replied, “You never should have put it off just because they were a little heavier.”
Cliff then told viewers: “You should take the chance to meet your idols, even if they’ve put on weight.”
“Is that why you don’t want me at your house?” Alison hit back before changing the subject.
Elsewhere in the interview, Cliff revealed that he only eats one meal a day, explaining: “It’s true, I only eat one meal a day.” I’m sticking with that.
“I realize I’m just not hungry. For breakfast I eat yogurt with some granola, and for lunch I’m just not hungry.”
Elvis famously died in August 1977 at the age of 42, addicted to prescription medication.
A A visibly overwhelmed Sarah Ferguson gushed about Sir cliff when she interviewed him while co-hosting the show – only for the veteran singer to ban her praise.
The Duchess of York, 64, appeared as a guest editor on tonight’s show and hosted alongside Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.
Oops: Cliff said, “I had the opportunity to meet him through a journalist who knew I was heavily influenced by him.” But I declined because I knew he had gained a lot of weight.
Sarah sat on the sofa next to Cliff and said: “I can’t get over it, it’s just unbelievable.”
“You know, Sir Cliff, sitting here with you I’m at a loss for words, and that’s very different from me!”
Sir Cliff finished the compliment and responded with: “Oh come on, you’re never at a loss for words.”
The mother of two children was not deterred by the comment and then referred to one of her favorite songs by the singer, who has been making music for over 65 years.