ELVIS Presley made a secret visit to Britain during which he tried to eat the elderly mother of British singing star Tommy Steele, it was revealed last night.
Steele said the King of Rock and Roll visited London in 1958 after learning of the East End delicacy of steamed whelks in a bucket of gin.
He said: "As soon as he got off the plane we headed straight for whelk district. 'Course it didn't take long before they ran out of whelks. At one point I thought he was gonna eat the buckets.
"Any road up, I says to him, 'Elvis, my old mum would leave to meet ya'."
"There she was, sittin' in the front room, next to the fire, just like always. And Elvis, well he couldn't have been lovelier. 'Honour to make your acquaintance m'am', he says.
"Then he turns to me and goes, 'Tommy, I never knew your momma was gonna be so big and tasty lookin'. You got any barbecue sauce?'
"I laughed it off and went into the kitchen to make us all a cuppa. Before you know it, I hear me old mum shoutin' 'Tommy! Tommy! Your mate Elvis is eatin' me foot!'
"I says to him, 'Elvis, leave it out', and he let go of the foot and we all sat down and had a lovely cuppa tea."
Steele added: "Then Elvis, crowd pleaser that he was, picked up my old guitar, sang us a few verses of Wooden Heart and then ate the cat. Happy days."