Howzat! Katy knocks Geoff for six
Former England cricketer Geoff Boycott has had an unlikely meeting with chart star Katy Perry after he had previously been bowled over by her voice.
The 73-year-old sporting pundit and the US singer - whose hits include I Kissed A Girl - have both spoken of their admiration for each other.
And after Boycott attended the star's show in Manchester last night, he was introduced to her backstage.
A photograph of the pair together, with 29-year-old Perry wearing what appeared to be a polka dot bathrobe, was posted online today.
Boycott's interest in the singer first emerged nearly three years ago when he mentioned it during a Test Match Special programme for the BBC, declaring: " I like that Katy Perry - she's a good singer. Firework - that was a good record, that. She's nice, her."
Asked by commentator Henry Blofeld whether it was her looks which had caught his eye, he said: "I like her singing as well. She's good.
"She's tops for me. She just has something about her voice, her voice is good, it's clear, it's strong."
But Boycott added: "I don't think I'll ever meet her, Henry - she's American."
Last year, Perry recorded a message via DJ Greg James, in which she told him: "Hey Geoffrey, it's Katy Perry. I just think you're beautiful and your style is stunning.
"When I'm next in the UK you'll have to show me around the Yorkshire countryside."