Icelandic singer Bjork is sick of being portrayed as an eccentric "elf" by the British media.

The fiery star - who is performing at tonight's (13AUG04) OLYMPIC GAMES opening ceremony in Athens - despises the stereotype, believing the English themselves are far more bizarre.

She jokes, "I sometimes wonder what they would say if I was from Leeds, but my relationship with England is cute too.

"Anyway, Britain has druids and it was an Englishman who wrote THE LORD OF THE RINGS. I mean how many goblins and elves can you put in one story?

"Oh, and England is the best place for eccentrics too. All those totally gorgeous people like RICHARD JAMES and David Bowie. They couldn't have come from anywhere else".

13/08/2004 19:20