BURGER King has made a U-turn and has said that in fact there are no concrete plans to open a restaurant on the Isle of Wight, despite saying earlier today there were.

Earlier today, a Burger King spokesperson said: "We can confirm that there will be a new restaurant opening in Newport on the Isle of Wight."

However, this afternoon, the spokesperson told the County Press that communication lines had been crossed and the restaurant chain was still in discussions over opening a restaurant on the Island.

The spokesperson said: "Burger King franchisees are regularly evaluating opportunities to bring our great-tasting products to more guests in new locations.

"We are currently exploring opportunities in this location; however we do not have anything confirmed at this time.

"We will keep you informed when more information becomes available.”