Richard Regrets 'Fat' Elvis Snub

SIR CLIFF RICHARD once turned down the opportunity to meet legendary singer ELVIS PRESLEY - because he was too fat.
Richard, a huge fan of the Hound Dog hitmaker, insists his biggest regret is declining to have his picture taken with the overweight star, assuming he would one day have the chance to be photographed with a slimmed-down Presley.
He says, "The big regret is when I had the chance to meet him in America, I chose not to because he was going through a really big, fat...he was grotesquely overweight.
"They kept saying they wanted a photograph of me and Elvis and I thought, 'Hang on, I don't want to have that Elvis with me on my wall - I'd rather have the magnificent Elvis that everybody knows and loves'. I said, 'If we wait long enough, he does movies and he goes on these fantastic diets, then we can have a picture of me with my idol looking like my idol'.
"Now I really regret it. I'd rather have met him overweight than never."


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So that's why I cannot find any Pictures of Cliff Richard with Pavarotti.Elvis Presley and Pavorotti two of the greatest singers ever in popular and operatic music had a very near miss!At least Cliff always says if it wasn't for Elvis there would never have been a Cliff. Yes Elvis Presley certainly gave birth to a whole legion of Shadows! :-)
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Just shows what a shallow man Cliff Richard is - he is supposed to be a christian but he doesn't want to meet the great Elvis Presley because he thought he was fat - well Elvis was always a bigger man then Cliff will ever be and I am not talking about weight.
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elvis would have met you cliff he was a gentleman he would not of said to you i dont want to be seen with you ,you can't sing.elvis was a very special person and a good christian fat or thin he was still elvis
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I wonder if the new pop queen Elainee would be disappointed to hear this bad stuff about cliff , she is the Artist that is marketed as the Cover for Cliff and she is very kind and idols Cliff Richard, bad on you Cliff Elvis was the greatest you are in his shoes and Elainee is in yours and already has more fans I see then you did, Sorry but I love Elvis he was the King
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