Rob Delaney has said he was cut from the Elton John biopic Rocketman - but only after filmmakers permanently dyed his hair black by accident.

The 42-year-old actor and comedian said he had signed up to play Elvis Presley in the hit movie but admits his part never made it to the big screen.

Speaking on his BBC Radio 6 Music show on Sunday, he urges listeners to see the film, "even though I'm not in the final cut".

The Catastrophe star says: "I did shoot a couple scenes in the film as a guy named Elvis Presley, who you may have heard of, and they even dyed my hair black for it.

"In the make-up trailer they said: 'Do you want the temporary dye or the permanent?'

"I was like, 'temporary please', and they put in the permanent by mistake, so it was black for six months after.

"My hair is black in another movie because of playing Elvis in Rocketman, which got cut, which is very funny, but that's just the way the ball bounces sometimes."

Taron Egerton plays Elton John in Rocketman

Delaney said he felt no bitterness about being cut from the final version of the movie, which stars Taron Egerton as the iconic musician.

"I know when Sharon Horgan and I were making Catastrophe, we would frequently cut out things that we really enjoyed, just for time, so I bear no ill-will towards the makers of Rocketman."

"It's excellent, even though I'm not in it. Please see it then just maybe PayPal me some money because I'm a little bit personally sad."

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