Ken Dodd, the toothy Scouse comedian and cleared tax dodger, has entered into a war of words with his ex-employess, the Diddymen, over unpaid wages amounting to several thousand pounds.
Dodd, now 80, is alleged to have reneged on payment of the Diddymen's salaries since 2002, and they have now employed solicitors to resolve the matter. A similar earlier pay dispute brought to light Mr Dodd's tax evasion in 1989.
Dodd, who once told the Inland Revenue he didn't owe them a penny as he lived near the seaside, is livid over the claims, and has written a song about it, called F*ck The Diddymen.
The greatest gift that I possess,
I thank the Lord, that I've been blessed,
With more than my share of happiness!
F*ck the Diddymen, f*ck the Diddymen,
F*ck the f*cking Diddymen,
F* ck the Diddymen, f*ck the Diddymen,
With more than my share of happiness, Missus!
The solicitor representing Mick the Marmalizer, one of the Diddymen said:
"My client wants his cash. And that song is rubbish!"