Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker has been reunited with his long-lost father - who left him when he was just seven. The 'Common People' singer, now 43, flew out to Australia with his sister Saskia to meet up with dad Mack. However, Jarvis - who is now a solo artist - admits the reunion was far from a happy occasion, and left him disappointed.
He said: "If this happened on a TV show we'd all have been in floods of tears and declaring how much we loved each other. But although we are biologically related it was like meeting someone I didn't know. We didn't have a parent-child relationship."
Over the years Jarvis built up a mental image of what his father might be like, but his imaginary dad was nothing like the real one. The pop star - who has a four-year-old son Albert - added to the Radio Times magazine: "I had built up a picture of the man I thought he would be but then I faced the reality. It was difficult."