THE Beatles once considered reforming for a one-off TV show when they heard they'd be performing after a fishy novelty act.

Ringo Starr admits he and his former bandmates did discuss a reunion show on American TV in the 1970s - and it had nothing to do with the millions the group was being offered to come together.

The drummer reveals, "It (a reunion) never really got close but there was one time where we spoke to each other about it and it didn't work out.

"We only talked about it because we were offered this gig where we were on after the guy who fights the shark."

30/06/2005 09:20