Star's contract isn't renewed...
Scott Colothan

15:49 14th May 2007

Bryan Ferry’s modelling contract with high street chain Marks & Spencers has been discontinued – sparking rumours it may be to do with his infamous Nazi comments.

The former Roxy Music star was the face of the store’s menswear range and it has emerged that he will not be offered a new contract once the current one is completed.

Two months ago, Ferry caused a furore over comments he made in a newspaper interview in Germany calling some Nazi imagery ‘beautiful.’

He told Welt Am Sonntag: “My God, the Nazis new how to put themselves in the limelight and present themselves.

"I'm talking about the films of Leni Riefenstahl and the buildings of Albert Speer and the mass marches and the flags. Just fantastic - really beautiful."

However a spokesman denied he was sacked over the comments, saying: “While we are still planning our autumn advertising campaign, it is highly unlikely any model will be used for more than two seasons for the Autograph range.

"We welcomed Mr Ferry's apology over his remarks and he completed his existing contract."