Veteran rocker Ginger Baker caused an upset during an appearance on a U.K. political talk show by branding Members of Parliament (Mps) "crooks" and refusing to speak to his fellow panellists.

The former Cream star was a guest on Bbc current affairs series This Week to discuss his career with host Andrew Neil.

Baker was talking about his decision not to quit music when Neil made a reference to the other two panellists, Mp Alan Johnson and former politician Michael Portillo, and the rocker refused to acknowledge the pair.

The drummer told Neil, "He's an Mp... I don't speak to them, they're all b**ody crooks," prompting the host to quickly change the subject.