‘One Pound Fish’ man deported to Pakistan

Muhammad Nazir has been asked to leave the UK as his working visa has expired

The man behind the ‘One Pound Fish’ novelty song, Muhammad Nazir, has been asked to leave the UK.

The Mirror reports that Nazir – whose single charted at 29 in the Official UK Singles Chart – must leave the country immediately, because his visa has expired.

The East London market trader must now get a new visa back home in Lahore, Pakistan in order to return to the UK.


The Mirror quotes Nazir’s agent, who says of the unlikely chart star. “He will be returning to Pakistan on Tuesday and will be celebrating New Year with his family.”

He added: “His return to the UK is pending approval of a working visa. We fully expect him to return in the coming weeks.”

Click above to watch the video for Nazir’s single, ‘One Pound Fish’, which is based on the song he was filmed singing at his stall in Queen’s Market in order to attract customers. You can watch that video below.

Nazir auditioned for X Factor earlier this year.