After many years, the star's dream becomes a reality....

HUEY MORGAN from Fun Lovin’ Criminals is finally opening a restaurant in DUBLIN after years of trying to make his dream a reality, NME.COM can reveal.

The singer has been trying for some years to branch out into catering and initially had his heart set on opening an eatery in London’s Covent Garden. However, he said that due to red tape in London, he decided against the UK capital,.

He said: “There are different zones, different parts of London that have small councils that are difficult to deal with.

So I’m going to open a pizza joint, DiFontaine’s Pizzeria, in the middle of Dublin. We have the space, we’re trying to get the ovens right now. We want to make it proper, get a card game going on out the back. You have to have a back room in a pizza joint,” he laughed.

Adding that he plans to be in Dublin in person for the opening, he said: “I plan to be involved in it as much as I can.”

For the full story, see this week’s NME, which is out in London now (December 11) and nationwide tomorrow.