Morrissey pulled out of an exclusive interview hours before it was set to take place.

The former Smiths frontman - who has a fear of flying - was set to sit down with TV host Alan Carr to film an episode of his Channel 4 show 'Chatty Man' but was unable to attend the interview due to ''transport issues'', after he reportedly refused to fly into London from Northern Ireland.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''Morrissey was due to record the show but suddenly cancelled due to transport issues. Everyone was disappointed.

''His appearance was to be a TV exclusive.''

The 55-year-old singer performed a concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Tuesday (24.03.15), after which his tour bus suffered from a flat tyre delaying his travels to England.

However, 38-year-old comedian Alan was disappointed their interview was pulled at the last minute, especially as he had been able to make it back to London in time after attending the star's show.

Speaking at the beginning of the programme's recording, he apologised, saying: ''Can I just say I am sorry. I went to see him in Belfast last night. He was going to come over but his tour bus got a flat tyre and you know he doesn't fly. So we could not get him over in time.''