Howzat! Katy knocks Geoff for six

This Is Lancashire: Screengrab image taken from the Twitter feed of Adam Mountford of Geoffrey Boycott and Katy Perry Screengrab image taken from the Twitter feed of Adam Mountford of Geoffrey Boycott and Katy Perry

Katy Perry has had an unlikely meeting with former England cricketer Geoff Boycott 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, he was introduced to her backstage.

A photograph of the pair together, with 29-year-old Katy wearing what appeared to be a polka dot bathrobe, was posted online.

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, Katy recorded a message via Radio 1 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."

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