Mick Jagger has pulled out of an event due to be hosted by David Cameron at the Davos summit, complaining of "the lack of chocolate biscuits".
The Rolling Stones singer had been due to attend a tea party at the Swiss resort as part of a campaign to promote Britain alongside others such as the model, Lily Cole, and the inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee
But he said in a statement on Tuesday: "During my career I have always eschewed party politics and came to Davos as a guest, as I thought it would be stimulating. But the lack of chocolate biscuits is a deal breaker for me. I have a sweet tooth."
He added: "I have always been interested in economics and world events. But a tea party hosted by the UK without choccy biccies because of the world obesity crisis goes against my beliefs. I think it's best I decline the invitation to the key event and curtail my visit."
The withdrawal will come as an embarrassment for the government. An insider told the spoof "We might have to revert to Plan B and invite Worral Thompson instead. I just hope they use the plastic plates and cutlery"