IT'S OFFICIAL — Burger King is coming to the Isle of Wight.

The County Press revealed last Friday that the fast food restaurant was planning to open a drive-through at Coppins Bridge, next to Cineworld.

Today (Thursday), a spokesperson confirmed: "Burger King are regularly evaluating opportunities to bring our great-tasting products to more guests in new locations.

"We can confirm that there will be a new restaurant opening in Newport on the Isle of Wight.

"We will inform you the official opening date when more information becomes available."

UPDATE 16:30

Burger King has reversed its position and has now said there are no concrete plans to open a restaurant on the Isle of Wight.