'One Pound Fish' singer asked to leave UK

London:  The 'One Pound Fish' singer from Pakistan, who landed up with a recording deal after his song in the fish market went viral on the internet, has been asked to leave UK after it was found that his visa had run out.

Immigration officials told the novelty artist Muhammad Nazir to get a flight back to his native country and not return until he has sorted out his paperwork.

His agent Samir Ahmed told the Daily Star on Sunday: "He will be on a plane back to Pakistan on the 25th and when he will be allowed to return is uncertain.

"His song has really taken off but he needs his visa sorted out so he can come back and be a full-time performer".

His song has proved to be a sensation and has attracted more than 4 million hits on YouTube.

He was inspired to write the catchy tune at Upton Park market, where he is a fishmonger.

His success came after he failed to impress judges on the X Factor with the song earlier this year.

Story First Published: December 24, 2012 20:41 IST

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