SOUTHAMPTON'S premier singing export has had to pull out of the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile tomorrow.

Thousands of fans will be left disappointed after he was forced to withdraw from the event because he was needed for work abroad.

The R 'n' B star had been set to complete the six mile run for charity, the longest possible on the day.

Management for the star apologised to fans who were excited about seeing him at the event saying that Craig had an "incredibly hectic" schedule and wished all the runners the best of luck.

Thousands of mums, dads, sons and daughters are expected to descend on the city tomorrow hoping to add to the £26m raised through last night's Sport Relief broadcast on television.