November 3, 2011 8:02

Shaun Ryder to hunt UFOs and aliens for new TV show

Happy Mondays singer will start his quest in native Manchester

Shaun Ryder to hunt UFOs and aliens for new TV show

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Shaun Ryder has landed a new job as a UFO-hunter for a satellite TV show.

The Happy Mondays singer will set out on a search for aliens on Shaun Ryder On UFOs, a new eight-part show on The History Channel.

Ryder will start his quest in his native Manchester, where he claims he first saw a UFO at the age of 15. The Black Grape man is known to believe that the northern city has a wormhole which acts as a "shortcut through space and time".

Speaking about his alien theories, Ryder told The Sun:

Once they see you they keep an eye on you.


A TV 'source' added: "He'll try to separate fact from fiction and meet odd characters, some of whom make him look sane. It will be revelatory but funny."

The singer is due to kick off his 'Up Close And Personal' UK and Ireland tour in Durham on November 10.

Ryder released his memoirs, Twisting My Melon in September. He admitted he used old copies of NME to piece back together his memories after years of excess.

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