Rocker Morrissey is considering an offer to appear as a character in the world's longest-running radio soap opera.

The former The Smiths frontman has been approached by producers of Bbc show The Archers, which first aired in 1950 and has been broadcast as a daily weekday show since 1951.

Morrissey admits he is "fascinated" by the offer to appear in the drama, which centres on the residents of a fictional rural English village.

In a statement, a representative for the Suedehead hitmaker writes, "Morrissey has been invited to appear in The Archers, which is the world's longest-running radio soap opera. The Archers has on average five million listeners per week... The Archers is the most popular show on Radio 4, and is considered to be a British institution. Morrissey is said to be 'fascinated' by the offer."