Leeds’s very own Elvis Presley has competed in a bid to be crowned Europe’s next big King.
Andy Wood, from Leeds, was among more than 70 wannabe rock and roll idols that descended on the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel to strut their sequinned stuff in front of judges in the European Elvis Championships.
The annual event is held around Elvis’s birthday weekend on January 8 and celebrates the musical and cultural icon who died at the age of 42, on August 16, 1977.
But European glory was a step too far for Mr Wood, above right, who was pipped to the post by eventual winner and European champion Gordon Elvis.
Mr Elvis was awarded the accolade for best act, as well as a cash prize, a trip for two to Memphis, Tennessee, and a specially made jumpsuit.
Ben Thompson was the runner-up and Patrick Byrne came third.