Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos thrilled a homeless man in his native Scotland, by signing copies of charity magazine THE BIG ISSUE.

The DO YOU WANT TO hitmaker happily obliged when the cheeky seller approached him, and is thrilled he managed to raise the retail price of the magazine - which is designed to help homeless people earn a living.

And the opportunist even tried to sell the pencil the musician used to autograph the magazines.

Kapranos says, "I posed for a couple of shots on camera phones then, as I was walking off, I heard, 'Franz Ferdinand's pencil. Three pounds.'"