Korean star addresses UK students
michael baggs
11:35 8th November 2012

South Korean star Psy visited Oxford Union yesterday to give an address - joining the likes of the Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill and Michael Jackson.

Tickets for the event were assigned by ballot and demand was high, reportedly more so than it had been previously for US presidential candidiate John McCain - and even Michael Jackson.

Psy was invited to discuss his worldwide fame after the release of viral hit 'Gangnam Style', but admitted himself that he was an odd choice.

Speaking to reporters outside the Oxford Union club, he told them it was an honour but added, "It's kind of weird - why did they call me?"

His speech was his first public speech in English, and he arrived to loud applause despite the fact that he was twenty minutes late.

Psy was mobbed when he arrived at London's St Pancras station yesterday.

Psy spoke to the students about making the now famous video for 'Gangnam Style' and how he came up with the dance, saying, "I stayed up for 30 nights to find that horse riding dance.

"I tried not just [a] horse. I tried every creature. Elephant, monkey, kangaroo, snake, falling leaves, sun and moon. In Korea, my last five dance moves, they were so famous. This was number six. There was a lot of pressure."

He also hinted at the follow-up to the hit, saying that the next video will be popular due to his recent success. He added that it will be "half in Korean and half in English so maybe you will understand the lyrics more."

Watch Psy teach the students the 'Gangnam Style' dance below:

An exercise in subtlety: Psy performs live on Australian TV